Today Google released Google Gears - and while it sounds neat...
- Store and serve application resources locally
- Store data locally in a fully-searchable relational database
Who is 'offline' any more? I've got a 24x7 connection at home. I hope on my motorcycle and 30 minutes later I'm at work where again I have 24x7 connectivity.
How many people are 'offline' for any significant time these days? I can maybe see people using something like this traveling - or possible if you commute via a train?
Google Gears looks pretty neat even though I don't have a need for it - especially with the integrated SQLite database. It will be interesting to see if Apollo will have something similar. Nice to see they support Linux as well! :)
Update (5/31): Mike Chambers spills that beans that Apollo _will _support SQLite as well!