Anand Iyer’s on his blog Artificial Ignorance posts Silverlight + Gears = SilverGears?. Anand refers to Ashish Shetty who describes the integration using Microsoft Silverlight and Google Gears.
Microsoft Silverlight – A solution for delivering video, interactivity and animation by browser for Mac and Windows.
It makes sense that these applications can work together. Silverlight can be used to deliver a rich media experience, ala RIA, while Gears can be used to store and manage data locally specific to Silverlight.
Silverlight does have its own storage system, but Gears has persistent storage that will be available when offline.
It is great examples like these that show you can use the best of both systems to create a better solution.
Update 7/12/07 – The Silverlight / Gears sample page hosted on http://www.simplegeek.com by Chris Anderson, and does not appear to currently be available. I will add an update when the sample is available again, or add a new link if the page is relocated.
Update 8/16/07 – Update Silverlight / Gears demo link to http://www.simplegeek.com/SilverGears/default.html. Thanks to Matthew for the updated link.