If you choose the ‘Multi-Player Game’ mode, you will again be playing via an application which is running in your browser, i.e. you initiate the browser chess game and invite your friend to join the game using her/his browser. This game takes place without utilizing a central server.
This endeavor is driven by the belief that the frontiers of browser applications have not yet been reached for three reasons:
– Browsers ‘raw power’ is progressing significantly due to competition. What was difficult to do yesterday is possible today and will be easy to accomplish tomorrow.
– The mindset of developers needs to shift further towards the browser, i.e. it is not just a ubiquitous presentation level but also a ubiquitous OS layer. We may remember the days when developers were asked to move from DOS to Windows. How often the concern was raised that Windows based applications ran slower than those in DOS (and anyway it was only fancy graphics)….but as improvements were made the vision and reality of what could be delivered merged. We are today at the same juncture with regards to browsers. This need to change in order to meet the future. And the future is good.