Saturday, March 8, 2008

Google Gears Mobile

Google has a web browser plug-in called Google Gears and it just went mobile. It was announced on Monday that it now works on Windows Mobile based phones.

Google Gears allows some web apps (websites) to work better while not connected to the internet. Google Reader for example uses it in "offline mode". It lets you download the latest news articles and read them later even if you don't have an internet connection. I do this with my laptop before I get on an airplane or go to a coffee shop with non-free internet. It's great. I expect Google Mail will support it soon too so you can read and compose email while offline.

Windows Mobile is a great start for Gears and I hope support for the other platforms are around the corner.

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