Google Gears 0.2 developer release ready for download

We are happy to announce the 0.2 release of Google Gears!

You can download it here. The new features are listed below.

This is a developer release. Before we update end-user machines,
we want to get API feedback from you, the developer community.

New Features
Please try out the new APIs and let us know if anything is confusing, hard-to-use, or broken. Now is the time to speak up -- after we release to end users, it becomes much harder to modify the APIs.

Dion Almaer conducted a short video interview to get more context behind the 0.2 feature set:

Gearing up with Zoho Offline

We were excited to hear that Zoho added Offline Support & Comments in Zoho Writer using Google Gears.

We met with Raju Vegesna and Sridhar Vembu, of the Zoho team, to talk about the announcement and ended up with the video chat that you see below which covers:
  • The current implementation and interaction model in Zoho Writer Offline
  • The architecture decisions around syncing, and read/write operations
  • How they chose Google Gears
  • How they are going to contribute to the project (They have some interesting functionality that may make sense to be in the core).
Thanks to the Zoho team, and we look forward to seeing what you come up with next!