Monday, June 11th, 2007

Adobe AIR: Fresh name for Apollo

Category: Adobe, Offline

I personally like Apollo, and it had already built recognition, but it is now called Adobe Air. What is new in the Air beta? New features in the Adobe AIR beta include an embedded local database, PDF support, enhanced capabilities for JavaScript developers, and deeper integration with Adobe Flex. The new beta version of Adobe Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:33 am

3.4 rating from 32 votes

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

Remember The Milk Offline

Category: Gears, Offline, Showcase

Remember The Milk is one of the early Web 2.0 entrants that keeps innovating. I think that they were probably the first popular-non-google web applicationto go offline with Gears. They decided to take an approach similar to Google Reader’s offline model: What can I do offline? Just about everything that’s possible online with Remember The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:38 pm

3.6 rating from 22 votes

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Dojo Offline Toolkit Beta Released

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Library, Offline

Brad Neuberg and the SitePen team has been working tirelessly to get this beta out of the door. Now we have the Dojo Offline Toolkit in beta, released to the world: Dojo Offline is a free, open source toolkit that makes it easy for web applications to work offline. It consists of two pieces: a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:11 am

3.6 rating from 32 votes

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

The Offline Battle: You aren’t on a plane

Category: Chat, Editorial, Offline, Screencast

The arguments around offline have been brewing for some time. DHH came out with typical flare on why offline doesn’t matter as you are either online all the time, or if you aren’t, you don’t mind it. I hope that offline matters less and less over time, but for me connectivity can be very spotty Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:15 am

3.5 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Zimbra Desktop: Thoughts from the team

Category: Offline

Zimbra has had a local proxy solution for a long time, so it only made sense that they would innovate quickly to come up with Zimbra Desktop: Zimbra Desktop is the next generation leap forward for Web 2.0 applications- now you can have Zimbra’s Ajax-based collaboration experience online and offline. That means when you are Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:14 am

4.8 rating from 166 votes

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Slingshot: Desktop Apps via Rails

Category: Announcements, Offline, Rails

Magnetk and Joyent have created Slingshot, a tool that enables you to do offline Rails applications. It is already being touted as competition for Apollo. The model is interesting, and should be compared to solutions such as those using Dojo’s Offline Toolkit. With Dojo, you use a normal web browser, and offline starts working. With Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:18 pm

3.4 rating from 46 votes

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Dojo Offline Demo and Release

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Offline, Screencast

Brad Neuberg keeps sprinting with his offline work for Dojo. He has just released a demo of an offline aware editor, and a release of the code itself: We’ve finished the JavaScript layer of Dojo Offline. Dojo Offline consists of two major pieces: a JavaScript API that is included with a web application, and which Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.2 rating from 24 votes

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

More on Offline Support in Firefox

Category: Firefox, Offline

Mozilla’s Rob O’Callahan blogged about the technologies behind yesterday’s posting on Zimbra’s off-line mode: As Chris mentioned, there are four pieces to our offline puzzle… the only really new part is using &lquot;link rel=”offline-resource”&rquot; to put resources in a persistent “offline cache” that won’t accidentally evict your application. That is quite simple and once we’re Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

3.3 rating from 13 votes

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Offline Zimbra in Action

Category: Firefox, Offline, Screencast

Chris Double of Mozilla has posted about a proof of concept showing Zimbra working offline with Firefox. The Firefox features used to enable offline operation were: DOM Storage for storing emails and folder information. DOM Storage is an implementation of a WHATWG specification. Offline Cache. A patch is available for Firefox that adds an offline Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:42 am
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4 rating from 22 votes

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Boost Ajax performance using local storage

Category: Dojo, Offline

Niall Kennedy has taken a look at the various local storage options from various browsers, and cross-browser in Boost Ajax performance using local storage. His article touches on the good ole cookie, Flash local Shared Object, Internet Explorer userData, and Firefox DOM Storage. He talks about pros and cons, and efforts such as Conclusion Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:13 am

3.1 rating from 33 votes

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Dojo Offline Toolkit in Code

Category: Dojo, Offline

Brad Neuberg keeps it moving with the Dojo Offline Toolkit API. His latest work details the early API via example. The example is a web based email system, and the code using the API is below (and shows you how you would use it). The interesting news is that you can start work even without Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:40 am

3.2 rating from 24 votes

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Offline Gmail, Blogger, and Portal Mocked

Category: Offline

Brad Neuberg created some examples of offline projects in order to find a common UI or offline web applications for the Dojo Offline Toolkit. He has put together examples for Gmail, Blogger, and a corporate portal. Gmail Example The first thing to notice is the addition of a new widget on the left-hand side of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:34 am

3.6 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Dojo Offline Toolkit Kicks Off

Category: Dojo, Offline

Brad Neuberg has started work on the Dojo Offline Toolkit backed by the generosity of SitePen. What is the Dojo Offline Toolkit? The Dojo Offline Toolkit will be a small, cross-platform, generic download that enables web applications to work offline. Let’s look at the Dojo Offline Toolkit from a user’s perspective. Imagine Alex is using Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.1 rating from 43 votes

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Zimbra Demonstrates Offline Ajax

Category: Offline, Showcase

I know that the network will catch up, but in today’s world people want to be able to access their data when they are offline, whether it be on a plane, or just when the darn cable connection does out again. Zimbra demonstrated taking their Ajax collaboration app offline today: The design goal is to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:32 pm

3.6 rating from 25 votes

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Scrybe: Online Organiser with true Offline support

Category: Offline, Showcase

Scrybe is an on-line organiser that looks too good to be true, and some are dying to try. Some core features are: Offline Support: Go to “work offline” and it just works? It even synchronizers up when you get online again. Context: It knows the context it is in. Timezones: Easy to change timezones, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:41 am

4 rating from 45 votes

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