It’s a great evolution to see a lot of web application also port part of their interface to the desktop. The most hot and newest technology to do this is definatelly AIR, a kind of flash for your desktop.
Pownce for example has a great AIR application which is a perfect addition to the web interface.
I have the feeling a lot of other web applications will follow the example of Pownce. I have seen a demo of an ebay AIR app, an app to browse your flickr photos, …
The only problem I have now with the Pownce app is that it’s a small application and it’s a bit stupid that it behaves like a full application. Especially because it is nothing more than a simple widget or gadget.
So where I’m getting at is: wouldn’t it be nice to simply integrate the Pownce app into your vista sidebar or your MAC dashboard or Konfabulator. Now it behaves like an application but it is a widget.
Is there a simple way to make an AIR application part of your sidebar? I searched a bit but found nothing. So nobody tried it or is this simply impossible? It would fit perfectly next to my lastTV gadget and twitter gadget.