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