At Last May Yahoo released a new technology titled as BrowserPlus™. According to yahoo, BrowserPlus™ will enable developers to develop desktop capable application on browser.
Most exciting is the release of BrowserPlus, a software and software distribution framework that allows device developers (desktop, mobile, etc.) to seamlessly bridge the browser programming environment (DHTML, JS) to any component they can dream up (VoIP, image manipulation, data caching, etc.).
It will be great blessing for developers. Currently there is very limited scope of integration between desktop and browser. If BrowserPlus™ really provides the claimed power.