Web Apps - Its happening!
The talk that we had revolved around web applications. I'm sure most of you are aware that some of the coolest things that we use these days [email, photo sharing, podcasting, personal publishing, contacts etc.] are all web based. Which made me wonder - what would be the next big thing to hit the web?
We played around with a few ideas, some of which seem to have good potential. However, I'd like to hear from you. How many times have you felt crippled about some desktop application that you wish you had online? Now its pretty obvious that web applications do not provide the same level of user experience as real "desktop" applications such as Photoshop, Maya, etc do. But the point here is, people actually dont care about how the interface is as long as it works and is easy to use. For example - Gmail (oh yes, I had to mention it!) is an increadibly easy to use tool. However, its overall look and feel is nowhere close to the polished interfaces of a desktop app. The point is, web applications needn't (it cant, infact) replace desktop ones. However, what it should do is - liberate the user from being tied down.
Now, what is one application or tool that you wish you had online?