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We are developing another one of these Ajax Desktops, Xin, which is similar to YouOS or EyeOS, and we have added a feature we think is kinda cool, but we don't really know how useful it is.
- When you have developed an application and added it to Xin, it's not only available as a webapplication on the online desktop, it's also avaliable as an installable/uninstallable exe for all versions of windows, with icons in the startmenu and the taskbar, options to launch on start, etc, basically appearing as a 'real' application.
We think of it as a really quick, easy and dead cheap way to create simpler apps with webconnectivity, like calendars, chats, rss readers or whatever, and we also did the same for the Bitty Browser (
Thing is, in your opinion, is this really a useful feature or maybe we should just drop it?
mikael bergkvist Send private email
Sunday, June 04, 2006
That's really you're only useful feature...  Ajax desktops will disappear just as Flash desktops before then.  However, allowing web developers to deploy as Windows applications is a much bigger deal.
Almost H. Anonymous Send private email
Monday, June 05, 2006
Have a look at this:

is this what you try to achive?
Anthony Send private email
Monday, June 05, 2006
"is this what you try to achive"

Not exactly, Xin has a framework for quick webapps, with the interactive ajax interface as an automatic feature.
Once created, the application automatically becomes available as an installable exe as well.

By the way, Xin is not really an "ajax desktop", it's a framework for webapps, and the desktop is just something we built with it, seeming like a cool idea.
mikael bergkvist Send private email
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Seems like a good idea to me.  Anything that differentiates yourself from the competition is important.

Being able to build Ajax websites and desktop applications with your framework sets it apart from everyone else.
Almost H. Anonymous Send private email
Tuesday, June 06, 2006

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