Visitor record

I just thought I’d mention that I have a new visitor record for this web site. :-)

Last Saturday, August 30th, the number of visitors went through the roof with roughly 12 500 unique visitors in one day! I’m usually blessed with a fairly good number of visitors, but this far exceeded that.

It wasn’t a blog post which caught this attention, though, but rather my GMDesk application (run Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Maps as a stand-alone installable application). It got a lot of attention online, and the word spread. Within a few days it has been downloaded an additional 13 000 times than before.

My opinion on GMDesk

Let me the first to say that GMDesk is far from perfect: I really wanted to make into into a great application, and to suit my needs as well, but a lot of general Adobe AIR constraints and WebKit implementation weirdness has kept my hands tied (I’ll probably cover this in more detail in a future blog post).

Try it out

Anyway, try it out if you’re interested, I hope you like it; but please accept its limitations as well. Other alternatives, if you for instance want Gmail as a desktop application, are Prism (which I’d personally recommend) and Fluid (a decent alternative, only for Mac users).

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3 Comments

  • Andreas says:

    well now that chrome is out with its "create app icon on desktop" feature it totally obsoletes adobe air. I cant wait to see this stuff in the dock on my mac.

  • icaaq says:

    There's also Mailplane for osx-users http://mailplaneapp.com/

    Another thing is this, when do AIR apps going to hit the fan for ordinary people? I'm thinking maybe it's time for a online-bank app in AIR or something.

    Congratulations on the new record anyway :)

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Andreas,

    Well, in the long run, I hope AIR can offer you more features, but we'll just have to see.

    icaaq,

    Thanks! :-)

    Yeah, Mailplane is decent, but it's been some time since I tried it. With AIR, I don't know. It's tough to break into that marketing segment, so only the future can tell about AIR.

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