The online/offline use case for email is probably the one everyone is most familiar with. Unfortunately, as people move towards online email services they lose the ability to integrate directly with the web application and take it offline. Doing something like this is a perfect use case for Adobe AIR and Ryan Kennedy and Dave Glass have built one for Yahoo! Mail.
Ryan was actually at MAX speaking about the application but I didn’t get to see his talk. Since then he’s put up a couple of good posts on his blog. The first one is about some of the security changes we made from Beta 1 to Beta 2. The second one is actually a mini-tutorial on using BBAuth (Yahoo’s Browser-Based Authentication) and AIR together. Both are good reads for Ajax developers who are building AIR apps.
[Thanks to Guillaume for the pointer]
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