Posted by: h4ck@lyst | May 28, 2009

Google Wave – The next collaborative/social networking suite from the G family!

This morning at Google I/O G unveiled a developer preview of Google Wave, a new collaboration and communication product. Google Wave introduces a new platform built around hosted conversations called waves–this model enables people to communicate and work together in new and more effective ways. On top of that, with the Google Wave APIs, developers can take advantage of this collaborative system by building on the Google Wave platform.

Google Wave is a product that helps users communicate and collaborate on the web. A “wave” is equal parts conversation and document, where users can almost instantly communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. Google Wave is also a platform with a rich set of open APIs that allow developers to embed waves in other web services and to build extensions that work inside waves.

G’s five-person “startup” team emerged with a prototype. And now, after more than two years of expanding ideas, G team, and technology, G give developers an early preview of Google Wave.

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 Google Wave APIs come in two flavors: Embed and Extensions and Embed. With Embed, you’re able to bring waves into your own site through a simple JavaScript API. For example, embedding a wave in a webpage is a good way to encourage a discussion among the visitors. With Extensions, you’re able to write programs, which are packaged as Robots or Gadgets, that provide rich functionality inside the Google Wave web client.

check out on www.waveprotocol.org:

Well apart from all this press release and technical jargon, from a layman’s point of view, G Wave seems to be the Giant’s take on social networking in real time, some of the online domains left where it is still not a leader. All these fancy terms seem to be extended towards a creation of a more fancier facebook with more multimedia integration and better chat and other sharing capabilities. On a second thought, G Wave seems more like a conglomeration of existing G technologies (chat, docs and more). Hmmm, too early to say anything. Check out the official stuff over here..

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