Yes, a lot of people are all about the cloud and everything should be in the browser, but the reality is that there’s a very healthy (and still growing) ecosystem of desktop software being created, and updated everyday.
A few moments ago I was thinking about this and about Google’s vision of “everything inside the browser” and then it hit me.
Our industry is full of disruption, who would’ve thought that web browsers would get so big and create whole new industries, can’t the same happen to the browser?
I think it’s totally possible that some new software, some new Desktop software could emerge and change the face of the internet once again. I don’t know what it could be, but after seeing how things evolve it’s plausible something like this happens.
Google shouldn’t be putting all its eggs on the browser basket.
Desktop software is here to stay, and it has all the powers today to out-innovate the browser, as crazy as it sounds.
Maybe a well done Microsoft App store would be enough to get a lot of people excited. By looking at what’s happened in such a short time for iOS and the Apple AppStore, the browser has plenty to fear.