Mr Shorten said that the technology is not about replacing the web browser. “It’s about delivering the best experience depending on where you are and what you need to get from the application, ” he said. “If I’m on the road with my laptop maybe I want to use the desktop version of my application. If I pop into an internet cafe I can still access it through the browser.” The software is part of a growing number of technologies that aim to make the transition between the on and offline worlds seamless. In 2006, Microsoft unveiled its Silverlight technology. And last year Google launched Gears. The tool does not allow the creation of new content but does allow web applications to be used offline.
Source: NY Times, BBC
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