Goodbye, Gears!

December 2, 2009

So much for Gears support in Chrome OS! And I was wondering why Gears was missing from Chrome OS and Android 2.0… Now I know! Google announced yesterday that they are closing down the Gears project. It’s is kind of sad to see it come to and end because I did a lot of work with Google Gears this work term. Actually, I’m glad that I did because it taught me a lot about HTML 5 and its new features! I guess that this announcement was expected with the shift towards the new HTML 5 standard. There was no point in putting so much engineering effort into Gears when HTML 5 will include all its features and more. Oh, well… it’s kind of ironic since I’m using Gears with WordPress to write this post. I wonder how long it’ll take them to phase it out completely?