Re: [gimmie-list] websites-as-apps?

Ya, this is the grand plan behind Gimmie, basically...

In the near-term future Gmail, Basecamp, Wikipedia, etc will show up in Gimmie's Applications when you browse to them. This makes them easier to switch to in the midst of other tasks, and allows for bookmarking. Presenting an icon you can manipulate grants these webapps the ability to be "installed" if you use them a lot, using DND or copy/paste, or some other mechanism. And just browsing to their URLs gets an entry added to recently used, so you can find them again later.

In the long term some standardized phishing-proof solution will have to be developed to allow URL content to describe themselves as part of an application, and point to it's metadata.

Also, Gimmie will extend a bit beyond just applications, into documents and people, in that opened Friendster homepages or Facebook profiles will be represented as People objects that you can perform similar actions upon.


Luis Villa wrote:
Hey, all-

(Cross-posting to two relevant lists; sorry that they don't both share
use of - hope this
might convince some fun ephy people to sign up and play with gimmie ;)

This is a trend I detest, but it is happening to me anyway- I'm
getting more and more apps that happen to be web pages, like google
mail, google calendar, and basecamp. They are apps, and I interact
with them like apps, not like documents or locations, but they don't
show up in my applications menus (either in traditional panel or in
gimmie.) I'd like to be able to trivially add them to my application
menu somehow, either from the browser or from gimmie, but I'm not sure
what interaction model to propose for that. Anyone have any
suggestions on how that should be done (or how it can be done now and
I'm missing it?)

Thanks in advance-

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