I noticed one question today on linkedin QnA. Someone described "Occasionally Connected" model -
"that enables client/server applications to work while disconnected from an internet connection. Once the connection is reestablished, the client data is synchronized with the server."
He asked if there are market opportunities for this type of software.
Well it is already very common feature and many client/server applications (should) work this way today. Take for example your email client or your favorite desktop feed reader. Technically when there is no connection - the outgoing data is serialized to disk and when the connection is reestablished the data is posted to the server in the background.
However client/server application ability to work disconnected would always be "expected" (even post factum) and therefore the feature is not marketable.
Friday, May 18, 2007 6:05 PM