I am NOT one of those people that think everything that can be done can be done well with a web application. I am, at the very least, highly skeptical. Why? Because browsers suck as application delivery platforms.
My opinion is that until someone says “screw the rules -I’ll build a great web application AND a browser that can take advantage of it” we’ll suffer through somewhat half-ass web implementations of desktop applications.
Maybe I’ll be proven wrong. Maybe Virtual Ubiquity (I like the name) will do it.
I haven’t seen the application – just what you see through the link. But I am still betting on the fact that we need a “web 3.0 browser” before we really get quality online applications.
I hope someone proves me wrong.
We’re building the first real word processor for the web
After a successful alpha release, we’ve gone underground for a few months as we polish our elegant new designs and continue to develop innovative functionality.
Check back periodically for further news and announcements.
Or… Feel free to send us an email at info @ virtub.com. We’re especially interested in stories and use cases where a real on-line word-processor would make the world a better place.
Source: Virtual Ubiquity