What do you think of dedicated desktop application which connects to internet?

December 26, 2008 12:17am CST
I'm sure some of you would have heard of desktop applications such as eBay Desktop? It allows you to stay online and offline. It is just like a dedicated web browser which connects to the Internet but also allows you to work with it while not connected to the Internet. I personally feel that this might be the direction for the future. More and more complex applications to be on desktop but able to connect to the Internet. What do you think?
2 responses
@rosdimy (3935)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 08
Given the chance the development of dedicated desktop application which connects to the Internet will continue, culminating in a complete reliance to the Internet. Currently there are applications which are hosted on remote servers. As computing power increases the dream towards total control through the Internet. There are advantages over the concept. The first advantage would be less clutter on the hard disk. Only a basic program would be needed. The second advantage is file compatibility since we will be sharing the same applcation. Personally the thought of total remote control shudders me. One, there will be privacy issues with wasy access to our personal details. Two, there will be less creativity since users will be working with the same software. Three, a server breakdown will create all sorts of problems. Four, all our movements can easily be monitored. all the best, rosdiny
• India
26 Dec 08
Yes these type of software's are fun to use.