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Hey all,

I recently got sandbox access to Google Wave (wave.google.com), and I have been thoroughly enjoying it.
It has some very nice, smooth features. I do believe it may become the next evolution of Email (as google hope!).
I was wandering if anyone else here has had a chance to play with it, or if anyone had any thoughts about it?

If Nick or Nicky wanted to have a play with it to talk about on the show, I may be persuaded to share my account details with them... :P


August 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterTom

Is the thing that I can play doom on in a web browser and I thought was going to be an os?

August 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterJamie

Yes. But it can do a lot more than just play games :D

August 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterTom

I thought that they would turn their Google Wave into their OS, but hey if they're still continuing with it then fair play to google. What else can I do with Google Wave?

August 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterJamie

They are making Google Chrome (their browser) into an OS.
It will be basically just a browser with nothing else. The idea is to get people online quickly without them having to wait for lots of apps to load in the background... or something like that...
I quite like the idea. I do use mostly web-apps, but at the same time I have to use native apps, (and I have to use OS X as its the only way pro-tools will run properly (but that's another conversation/debate :P)).

August 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterTom

What I'd like to know is are they going to continue Google Chrome as a browser for other platforms and if Microsoft do this office 2010 online thing, will it be compatible with browsers other than IE?

Just to take it off topic for one second, I notice all the adverts have moved around on the site, there is a google search and the donate button is on the right now...

Ok I'm done taking this post off topic.

So what will google wave do?

August 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterJamie

Chrome is now available for all platforms (in a way - if you don't mind using the alpha release for OS X (works quite well)). I believe windows and Linux both have beta versions out...
I don't know about the online office. If they were going to keep it to IE, surely that would mean they should release IE to OS X and Linux? And I'm not sure they would get away with it. Obama's administration is being very tight about technology companies locking things down at the moment...
I use ABP plugin for firefox, so I can't see the adverts :P. Sorry, haven't noticed much.

Shamefully copied from http://wave.google.com/help/wave/about.html:
"Google Wave is a new model for communication and collaboration on the web"

"A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more."

"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."

"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. "

Hope that helps to explain things a bit more :)

August 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterTom

It makes me even more confused. Also, if Microsoft put IE out across other platforms, then maybe they could get away with the eu?

I think from that, Google Wave is some type of groupware?

August 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterJamie

"Is the thing that I can play doom on in a web browser and I thought was going to be an os?"

there isn't any doom!!!

I said that there are 3D engines written in javascript, java and flash that could be used with the google wave api to product a google wave extension for multilayer doom,..... if someone took the time to develop it!!

August 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterSupernova

oh yer...

I tell you what, I had a trip down memory lane today... but that is for another post...

August 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterJamie

I can't find a way to embed a picture into this post, so I will post a link:

I would like to confirm that the game is playable. No multiplayer with this method though :(.

August 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterTom

It looks a bit like a web os (like eyeOS)

I tried embedding a picture using html and it didn't work and I am an ex web developer. Ho Hum...

I think google wave looks like groupware to me, so it should be something pretty cool...

August 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterJamie