A good nights sleep, and a nice hefeweizen last night, have caused me to start to think a little differently about Google Gears and persistent client side storage. From a comment on my earlier Gears post.
I’m actually starting to think differently about Google Gears. I still don’t see a need for taking a web application offline BUT… think about storing data on the client where it can be accessed by either desktop application or a web based application. Say if NNW could access the Google Reader offline store? Or if Zoho or Google Writer stored my documents locally and I had an Office plug in that could load my documents from that local store?
What about storing credit card information on my local hard drive instead of on a merchants server?
What do you think about that?