What is the most hyped spectacular surprise from Google till date?
What’s the biggest production launch from Google till date? Take a guess?
Chrome, Android, Earth, Orkut, Picasa, Blogger, Gmail, iGoogle, AdSense, AdWords or YouTube (acquired by Google in Nov 2006)?
Right, if I heard Google Wave. I must say you are in the tech-wave & living on the tech-edge. The logo you see here is of Google Wave. Beautiful!
Update: Get a Google Wave Invite
It is something which you may have imagined in your wild dreams! It’s something which is going to ‘kill’ the existing e-Mail protocol & if Google is to be believed it’s going to replace e-Mail as the dominant form of communication.
Today everybody is on e-Mail. Tomorrow everyone will be on Wave. Yes, on Google Wave.
Google wave is the next generation of Internet Communication, single communication model. Wiki defines Google Wave as a web-based service, computing platform, and communications protocol designed to merge e-mail, instant messaging, wikis, and social networking. It has a strong collaborative and real-time focus supported by extensions that can provide, for example, robust spelling/grammar checking, automated translation between 40 languages, and numerous other extensions.
It is written in Java using OpenJDK & the web interface uses Google Web Toolkit. It’s still in Active Development but has been launched for review for 100,000 users on 30th Sept 2009. Later Google may release the source code as open source, So that other developers can contribute to the interface by developing extensions for it.
- Instant messaging
- Social networking
- Wiki functionality
- Automated translation between 40 languages (On the fly).
- Robust Spelling/Grammar check
- Real Time collaboration
- Waves can be embedded in sites, blogs using Google Wave APIs .
- Real time collaboration (you can see what someone else is typing, character by character)
- Applications & Extensions
The net savvy crowd is going crazy! Everyone wants an invitation to use Google Wave and be a part of the next communication revolution. There’s an absolute rush & chaos for Google Wave invitation. A few innovative entrepreneurs have already started making profit by selling it on eBay ($100/invitation or even more). Literally, 10000s of net surfers are begging for a Google wave invite!
- Developers who have been active in the developer preview we started back in June 2009
- Select customers of Google Apps
- The first users who signed up and offered to give feedback on wave.google.com