Google Wave – How Today’s E-mail Should Look Like

Published On July 21, 2009
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Have you ever wondered how different the process of “E-mailing” will be, if it was invented today ? The answer is being provided by the latest communication and collaboration tool being developed by Google. This tool is called Google Wave, which will be available later this year. According to Google, a “wave” is equal parts of conversation and document, where users can almost instantly communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

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The tool was announced in front of 4000 developers who had attended the Google I/O conference in May 2009. Google is planning to release Wave to 100,000 users beginning on September 30th, using the service’s main website – wave.google.com (expect a Gmail-like invite system).

You can watch the Google Wave Developer Preview at Google I/O 2009 in the following video (One hour twenty minutes). The video explains many features that will be included in Google Wave. After watching this video, all I could say is “Awesome!”. The tool is really going to rock the Internet world. Have a look yourself :-


Some of the key features of Google Wave :-

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  • Real-time collaboration :- Concurrency control technology lets all people on a wave edit rich media at the same time.
  • Natural language tools :- Server-based models provide contextual suggestions and spelling correction.
  • Extending Google Wave :-   A rich set of open APIs will allow developers to embed waves in other web services and to build extensions that work inside waves (similar to gadgets).

Sign-up for Google Wave updates

Request for a Google Wave Developer Sandbox Account

18 replies on “Google Wave – How Today’s E-mail Should Look Like”

Google rocks, gmail is already the best ever email service i have ever used. These guys will take over the world i think.

Their products are just too good. Surprised other companies cannot make products like that

Jai Reply

@Chameleon:- It might not be new to you but there are a lot of people who are still unaware of it 🙂 . A little bit of information doesn’t hurt anyone! And btw, as long as Google Wave isn’t released, it will remain new.

Chameleon Reply

Well… it will generate some pageviews but unfortunately it isn’t a news anymore! Looking forward to wave though!

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