Google Gears (Google’s toolkit for off-line web applications) looks really cool (thought it’s a pity it has to be installed as a plug-in and there are a lot of “We have nothing to announce at this time” type responses floating around. A lot of people seem to be asking about things like conflict resolution etc. which is being left as an application concern for now. The few web developers around seem to be underestimating the amount of rework which would be required, but for new web applications it looks like it will be quite easy to produce a radically better off-line experience.
Maplets look cute, but I’ve not really played with maps much, so it doesn’t seem to radical to me. The ‘coming soon’ mention of AdSense for maps is interesting – looks like you’ll be able to make a call with your id and a number of ads to display and have them shown along with whatever other map content your maplet/mashup is adding.
Food’s been pretty good, got a very cool notepad which has a picture of the earth on the cover then zooms in as you tilt it forward.
…And why do they always have conference name tags designed so they turn backwards accidentally so easily. Surely it would be simple to attach it to the lanyard at two corners rather than just at the centre…