December 3rd, 2007 | Published in Google Desktop API
Offline handling has been sorely missing from many gadgets. To address that, Teo recently wrote a great article called Proper Offline Behaviour.
For another perspective on the topic, please check out the article Offline Detection and Handling. It's a gentle introduction to the subject of offline handling.
The article demonstrates:
- techniques for detecting an offline gadget
- how to design the UI for an offline state
- how to restore functionality when the gadget is back online