Will not be missed
And this is why I refuse to use any Google software adventures until it's clear that they are going to stick around - I mean, what's the point of investing my time in something that get's canned on months with an "R" in them?
Identity-hoarder Google has killed various social products that failed to capture the interweb's hive brain in the way it clearly thinks Google+ has done. As part of Larry Page's drive to make the Chocolate Factory's products appear more uniform across the vast Google estate, the company confirmed it was culling a host of …
Yes, whether you think Gears was interesting or not, it has nothing to do with anything I've seen in the various "Web 2.0" definitions - amorphous and over-reaching though they are. (I suppose it could fit the Reg's definition if you used it to cache pictures of badgers' paws.)
I personally never used Gears, but a friend used it to build an application for people doing door-to-door medical surveys, running on cheap hardware that didn't have mobile networking; the app cached data locally until the interviewers got back to the office (a non-profit neighborhood center) and connected to its network. Simple and effective.
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