Build Me It – Volume I: TiddlyWiki + Google Gears

Build Me It

A version of TiddlyWiki that uses Google Gears for data storage.


TiddlyWiki IMO has been for the recent past the killer offline app. It’s a brower-based wiki that uses amazing Javascript skills to power itself completely client-side. The entire application is a single HTML file that you can save to your machine and access through a browser. The only drawback is that data is stored in the same file as the application, so as your wiki grows, so does your file. Google Gears could be used as the data persistence layer as a solution.


TiddlyWiki has a new and improved persistence and synchronization interface, so this should be easy. Right? Right??


About John Herren

John Herren is a developer and technical consultant with focus on web applications. He currently serves as Director of Development for Primetime US, the company behind the hit movie and book The Secet. John was formerly staff writer and developer community evangelist for Zend Technologies. Along with founding neat experiments like, John is an active member in the mashup community, working with API providers and speaking at conferences. He is a published author of Linux certification study material. John enjoys using open source software like PHP and Ruby on Rails to bend the web into exciting new chimeras of hyperlinked goodness. View all posts by John Herren

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