WebRunner + Gears = Offline Desktop Reader

Alex Sirota started using WebRunner to host Google Reader. The result is a desktop application-like version of Google Reader.

Then he added support for Google Gears to WebRunner. The result is a desktop application-like version of Google Reader that supports offline viewing.

Very cool.


  1.   Linkdump perdido - Fudeblog by Cesar Cardoso said,

    June 5, 2007 @ 1:21 pm

    […] Fugita disse que o Google Gears é o primeiro passo para aplicativos web off-line, o segundo passo foi narrado pelo Mark Finkle; o resultado é bem interessante (via Planet […]

  2. enefekt said,

    June 6, 2007 @ 6:51 am

    I know I’ve bashed the idea of WebRunner before, but this is cool. (In fact I must admit I did a project last year where I used a SSB to deliver a Moodle exam where the instructor wanted more control over the experience)

  3. Marc Hedlund said,

    June 11, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

    Would it be worthwhile for me to build WebRunner for Mac as a contributed build? Or is it known not to work on Mac?

  4. Mukunda Modell said,

    June 16, 2007 @ 3:12 am

    @Marc – WebRunner seems to work for me on OS X (though I am not sure about Gears)

    I just threw together a Mac OS X bundle with WebRunner 0.3, you may want to try it before going to the trouble of putting something together (assuming you didn’t already build it)

    If anyone wants to try WebRunner on OS X feel free to try my bundle. I would love to hear some feedback if you do try it out…
    More info on my site: http://www.developerfriendly.com/node/9

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