I am at Jeff Huber’s keynote. Its been slow so far, bringing everyone upto speed on all of Google’s developer tools and API.
One interesting one is mapplets = google gadgets API + google Mashups API. I’d love to see real cool Apps, the demos were just ok.
Here is Google Gears – sounds promising. I maybe seeing big dreams because of my background of the big vision to make all Applications Mobile with my first startup Coola in 99.
Othman Larakin, the product manager is presenting.
– Access to Apps online and offline.
– Google Reader Offline allows you to download last 2000 RSS feed messages for offline access.
– Adobe has been everywhere, I saw Kevin Lynch last week at Saleforce Developers Day. He is here now showing Apollo and Gears.
I already love Apollo and Flex. Kevin’s demo is very indepth, better than all the Google demos before him, more by his passion, tempting us to develop on Apollo. Kevin is promising to integrate their APIs with Google Gears API.
I am a tech entrepreuer and involved as advisor of many cool tech startups. So I look at every event and presentation from that perspective. So look for an opportunity for your startup in all this to create differentiation, take you closer to other smart startups to collaborate and make even smarter products and services and have fun through it all.