Early this year, the Google I/O Developer Conference was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. During day 2 of the event, Google surprised everybody by presenting a new product for real-time communication and collaboration called Google Wave.
What is Google Wave?
Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.
What is a wave?
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.
Here’s the video of the Google Wave Developer Preview demonstration that was presented during the Day 2 Keynote of Google I/O.
Pretty amazing stuff don’t you say? When I first saw this video, I was really amazed and it got me very excited to try it out. I just couldn’t wait until they make Google Wave available to the public. I also can’t wait to see the extensions and applications built by developers that can expand and add to Google Wave’s functionalities and capabilities. If all works well, it would be available by September of this year.
To know more about it and how it works, check out the official homepage of Google Wave.