Google Gears steps up with a developer release

If you have dabbled with Google Gears 0.1, you will be happy to know that Google just launched version 0.

If you have dabbled with Google Gears 0.1, you will be happy to know that Google just launched version 0.2 for developers.

One of the most important features in this release gives developers more control over the communication between domains -- something that plain old javascript can't quite handle for security reasons.

The Google Code blog explains the new features found in Google Gears 0.2

New Features

  • Cross-origin API support
  • WorkerPool improvements: Automatically report errors in workers, createWorkerFromUrl()
  • New Gears modules:

  • HttpRequest
  • Timer
  • Both of these can be used in workers.