[tforum] [Fwd: Web apps that think they're desktop software]

Joe Breen Joe.Breen@utah.edu
Sat, 14 Apr 2007 02:09:08 -0600

For those that follow the migration of computing from the desktop to the 
web, check out some of the links in the below message.  Also of note, 
though not directly in the below message, is the rapid growth of Adobe 
Apollo for developing web 2.0 type apps that run on the web instead of 
your local machine.  Though only in alpha stages, I have seen several 
references to the new framework.  Here is a link to a description of it. 

The interface to the computing world is rapidly changing.  Hopefully, 
broadband to the home will achieve more penetration in the US, 
especially rural areas.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Web apps that think they're desktop software
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 00:39:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: CNET Webware Weekly <newsletters@cnet.online.com>
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To: joe.breen@utah.edu

CNET | Webware Weekly

April 14, 2007

Web apps that think they're desktop software

Many online services try to ape the desktop experience, and
lately we're seeing more of them that are doing a great job of
it. I'm referring, in particular, to ScrapBlog and Wiredness, two
new graphics applications that will make you wonder why you're
still using desktop software.  Scrapblog builds online
presentations; Wiredness is a photo editor.  On the other hand,
an online app needs more than a pretty interface, no matter how
innovative it is. One unfortunate example of this truth is the
recently updated desktop suite, Glide 2.0.  It makes for a
knockout demo, but the apps in the suite don't hold together.
Still, it's worth checking out, just to get a glimpse of what the
future of your Web apps looks like.  Also worth checking out: The
new online suite, Peepel.

>Reviewed: Peepel



>Glide 2.0

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