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(google) gears support

Hello list,
I just came across the google gears application.
(http://code.google.com/apis/gears/)
Gears is an extension to webbrowsers, making it possible to use webapplications
(even database-based apps, like, for instance, Openclinica) when
offline, and to synchronise
the content later.
However, it is needed to do some smaller changes in the web app to
make it gears-compatible.
Since both apps, as well Gears, as Openclinica, are open source, I
think it would be possible to
add Google Gears support to Openclinica.
I guess it would be great to have Openclinca available on a laptop, or even more
a mobile phone (To date, Windows Mobile based devices are supported by gears),
without the need of continous internet connection, especially when
working in the
field.
Anyone here interested?
Regards,
Christopher

Comments

  • Cal CollinsCal Collins Posts: 111
    Hi Chris,
    I think it's a great idea. I recently tried GG with Remember the Milk (personal task manager) and Firefox. It's also pre-installed on Google's new browser Chrome. I haven't tried the Windows Mobile install yet - have you? Is it stable?
    What changes would be required to get OpenClinica and Gears working together?
    Cal Collins
    [email protected]
    617-504-4664 mobile
    -----Original Message-----
    From: "Christopher Intemann"
    To: "[email protected]"
    Sent: 9/20/2008 6:36 PM
    Subject: [Users] (google) gears support
    Hello list,
    I just came across the google gears application.
    (http://code.google.com/apis/gears/)
    Gears is an extension to webbrowsers, making it possible to use webapplications
    (even database-based apps, like, for instance, Openclinica) when
    offline, and to synchronise
    the content later.
    However, it is needed to do some smaller changes in the web app to
    make it gears-compatible.
    Since both apps, as well Gears, as Openclinica, are open source, I
    think it would be possible to
    add Google Gears support to Openclinica.
    I guess it would be great to have Openclinca available on a laptop, or even more
    a mobile phone (To date, Windows Mobile based devices are supported by gears),
    without the need of continous internet connection, especially when
    working in the
    field.
    Anyone here interested?
    Regards,
    Christopher
  • We would definitely be interested in this possibility for using laptops without continuous internet connection.... please keep us in the loop as this develops.
    Best regards,
    JOHN
    John A. Vanchiere, M.D., Ph.D.
    [email protected]

    -----Original Message-----
    Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 4:13 PM
    To: [email protected]
    Cc: [email protected]
    Subject: RE: [Users] (google) gears support
    Hi Chris,
    I think it's a great idea. I recently tried GG with Remember the Milk (personal task manager) and Firefox. It's also pre-installed on Google's new browser Chrome. I haven't tried the Windows Mobile install yet - have you? Is it stable?
    What changes would be required to get OpenClinica and Gears working together?
    Cal Collins
    [email protected]
    617-504-4664 mobile
    -----Original Message-----
    From: "Christopher Intemann"
    To: "[email protected]enclinica.org"
    Sent: 9/20/2008 6:36 PM
    Subject: [Users] (google) gears support
    Hello list,
    I just came across the google gears application.
    (http://code.google.com/apis/gears/)
    Gears is an extension to webbrowsers, making it possible to use webapplications
    (even database-based apps, like, for instance, Openclinica) when
    offline, and to synchronise
    the content later.
    However, it is needed to do some smaller changes in the web app to
    make it gears-compatible.
    Since both apps, as well Gears, as Openclinica, are open source, I
    think it would be possible to
    add Google Gears support to Openclinica.
    I guess it would be great to have Openclinca available on a laptop, or even more
    a mobile phone (To date, Windows Mobile based devices are supported by gears),
    without the need of continous internet connection, especially when
    working in the
    field.
    Anyone here interested?
    Regards,
    Christopher
  • rwattsrwatts Posts: 102
    This sounds like a great idea. We can't always guarantee a connection for our users.
    Rick.
  • inteinte Posts: 7
    Hello Cal,
    On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 11:13 PM, Cal Collins akazaresearch.com
    wrote:
    > > Hi Chris,
    > >
    > > I think it's a great idea. I recently tried GG with Remember the Milk (personal task manager) and Firefox. It's also pre-installed on Google's new browser Chrome. I haven't tried the Windows Mobile install yet - have you? Is it stable?
    > >
    Yes, I tried the WinMobile version, and it seemed to work, at least
    for the google sample apps.
    There is also a version for Safari applicable now, which I have not
    tried yet, though.
    > > What changes would be required to get OpenClinica and Gears working together?
    > >
    I haven't figured out completely.
    However, I found this manual:
    http://code.google.com/apis/gears/gears_faq.html#bestPracticeStartGears
    I guess it explains pretty good how to add gears to existing web apps.
    However, I'm not yet familiar with the OpenClinica source.
    I guess, as most of the html-source comes from the database (or from
    java class files?),
    its not as simple to add the gears extensions as it would be for
    static pages or php code.
    Maybe I will have a closer look next weekend.
    Best regards,
    Chris
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > -----Original Message-----
    > > From: "Christopher Intemann"
    > > To: "[email protected]"
    > > Sent: 9/20/2008 6:36 PM
    > > Subject: [Users] (google) gears support
    > >
    > > Hello list,
    > > I just came across the google gears application.
    > > (http://code.google.com/apis/gears/)
    > > Gears is an extension to webbrowsers, making it possible to use webapplications
    > > (even database-based apps, like, for instance, Openclinica) when
    > > offline, and to synchronise
    > > the content later.
    > > However, it is needed to do some smaller changes in the web app to
    > > make it gears-compatible.
    > > Since both apps, as well Gears, as Openclinica, are open source, I
    > > think it would be possible to
    > > add Google Gears support to Openclinica.
    > > I guess it would be great to have Openclinca available on a laptop, or even more
    > > a mobile phone (To date, Windows Mobile based devices are supported by gears),
    > > without the need of continous internet connection, especially when
    > > working in the
    > > field.
    > > Anyone here interested?
    > > Regards,
    > > Christopher
    > >
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