Google has announced some big news for Ajax developers at Google Developer Day. The announcement is Google Gears, an open source runtime to allow you to build Offline Web applications.
- LocalServer: Store and serve application resources locally
- Database: Store data locally in a fully-searchable relational database
Google is launching a new feature that will further enhance your ability to understand the world through images — Google Maps Street View. With Street View, you can virtually explore city neighborhoods by viewing and navigating within 360-degree scenes of street-level imagery. It feels as if you’re walking down the street!
Here’s a video showing Street View in action.
They’re launching with imagery in San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, and Denver.
For starters, check out this panorama. Happy travels!