Revolution and the Web, feedback wanted, Part 1 of 3

Chipp Walters chipp at chipp.com
Wed Nov 29 15:08:49 EST 2006


> > I think it depends on the industry. The lest tech-savvy a customer is, the
> > less likely a client will want to deploy a solution to that customer that
> > requires downloading anything.

Perhaps. I've had pretty good experience showing clients a
competitor's web app, then something like i-Tunes. They pretty much
get it right away. Of course it depends on what you're trying to
accomplish. If you have a complex application, you probably get much
more bang for the buck using a standalone interface than a AJAX'd
stuffed web app. If you've got a very simple idea/product, like
BackPackIt, then AJAX works fine-- though I would suggest that 37
signals could benefit from a client version of BaseCamp.

You can certainly create a much more *compelling* and media rich UI in
a standalone app. Try doing Google Earth in AJAX.

BTW, and [OT], is it just me, or do these different AJAX and Java
enabled web apps tend to crash each other?



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