Google Wave is a new communication service introduced by Google INC.. "A wave is equal parts conversation and document, where people can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more."
The service seems to combine Gmail and Google Docs into an interesting free-form workspace that could be used to write documents collaboratively, plan events, play games or discuss a recent news and many more.
Google defines the WAVE in simple two terms :
1.A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.
2.A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.
Google gave away nearly 100,000 user invitations and finally after a wait of nearly 2weeks,i finally found myself lucky.
Google Wave has a lot many innovative features, but here are some few that i jotted down
- Real-time: In most instances, you can see what someone else is typing, character-by-character.
- Widget on web portals and blog : Waves can be embedded on any blog or website by meer as a plugin.
- Applications and Extensions: developers can build their own apps within waves.Rigt from Bots to Games.
- Open source: The Google Wave code will be open source, to foster innovation and adoption amongst developers.People can also join the developers forum by google. Try it guys,its real fun.
- Convinient Playback: You can playback any part of the wave to see what was said.Videos support also included.
- Drag-and-drop file sharing: No attachments; just drag your file and drop it inside Google Wave and everyone will have access to it. I initially used Sky drive for file sharing,i guess now i have an alternative.
- Easy Ping : It allows easy ping to any of the contacts within no time.
Spam Junk : well this is wat most of us must be aware of..lol
in my next post,i will go more deeper in google's Wave concepts. So do visit again.
For those who wish to have invitation from me : kindly post in the comment box and i will send them the invitations( Only first 5. Then others can call out for others.)