Vortex: An offline abstraction on top of Google Gears

from ajaxian.com

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Google just released Google Gears for pocket pcs

Off-line web applications are a big deal for many companies/projects such as Adobe/AIR, Mozilla/Prism, Google/Google Gears and possibly Microsoft/Silverlight.

From gearsblog.blogspot.com:

Gears for mobile devices is initially available for Internet Explorer on Windows Mobile 5 and 6.

An interesting point is that they “plan to keep the Gears API consistent across all platforms”.

So Steve Jobs new something and designed the iphone with browser only applications.

Firefox 3 Performance Numbers

In ajaxian.com there is a benchmark for the javascript engines of several builds of browsers. Very impressive results..

The results of the SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark test

  1. Firefox 3 Nightly (PGO Optimized): 7263.8ms
  2. Firefox 3 Nightly (02/25/2008 build): 8219.4ms
  3. Opera 9.5.9807 Beta: 10824.0ms
  4. Firefox 3 Beta 3: 16080.6ms
  5. Safari 3.0.4 Beta: 18012.6ms
  6. Firefox 2.0.0.12: 29376.4ms
  7. Internet Explorer 7: 72375.0ms