Google I/O 2010 has remarkably served as a good platform for new application developers working on collaboration tools and software. And, I am very pleased with how everything turned out both for MasteringWave and especially Caseish.
After Caseish was launched, it has received good reviews and news coverage which is really a great sign for me that people are becoming aware and interested with it.
Caseish has been featured in “Dansker promoverer Wave-baseret system,” an article post in ComputerWorld.dk
Another post in ReadWriteWeb also featured Caseish as one of the latest 5 Services that Leverage Google Wave.
I hope to see more write ups and reviews about this product in the future.
I have been a fan of using Google Wave for communication. I have started to use wave in the sandbox, but at that time, it was not ready for enterprise use. Nothing has changed until the announcements at Google IO.
- Google can be run on your domain in the Google Apps environment. I wrote on my experiences with this earlier in “Announcing New Google Wave Application Developed by Masteringwave.” I think that this is a killer feature of the Google Apps which allows more users to switch to Gmail, because they get the functionality they want.
- With the help of wave for Google Apps it is possible to sell extensions to users of Google Wave for Apps. With the Google Apps Marketplace, it is possible to sell applications that can be used on the domain. I see this as a really nice way to start the promotion and selling of products, because it leverages the authentication of users that already exists in the enterprise. I’m expecting that this so fair is the best way to start selling products for Wave, and the way Caseish will be sold.
- The groups’ functionality is going to be extended more, making it possible to tailor the groups’ experiences even better. This is something that from the Wave Fireside chat at Google IO was something that was going to be released at some point.
- There are at least three servers that can federate with GoogleWave Sandbox at the moment (SAP, Novell, and ProcessOne). I only think that SAPs Streamworks is the only one already available.
- The stability and users experience have grown. Now it is much easier to get started using Google Wave. You don’t need to be a geek anymore to start using Wave for your projects.
Given the chance to be a participant in the event, I can say that Google I/O is really amazing wherein all developers are surprised with the new innovations when it comes to collaboration.
And, all of us are very surprised with the new API releases which were announced, namely:
“Wave This” Service
Run robots on any server
Fetch waves with Wave data APIs
Use a robot to manipulate and retrieve attachments
Other companies also presented their current innovations like:
Seeing all these announcements prove what Google I/O truly stands for…
According to Vic Gundotra, Engineering Vice-President of Google, I/O embodies the spirit of the Web, a spirit of collaboration, a spirit of inclusiveness rather than exclusiveness, and, a spirit of innovation and of openness.
I/O also stands for two most important elements of Web Culture: Innovation in the Open.
Keep posted for more updates!
I’m really pleased with the announcement of open access to Wave for all at the opening keynote at Google IO.
The IO team at the fireside.
The part that we are most interested in is that wave is availed on my domain, like all the other Google apps. We covered this earlier on Testing Google Wave for Apps. So that means that everyone can start to use wave for organizing their organization. I really believe that there is a large potential for using Wave in organizations instead of using mail to all communication. I have in countless examples seen email been used where wave would have made decisions would have been made much easier.
With our product caseish, that helps you and your group can get at much better insight on what is going on with your status. We see that there is a fantastic opportunity for selling our application on the Google Apps Market place, because we support organization or groups collaborate better. With the apps market place we are able to monetize our application fairly easy since we just need to connect to the apps market place and then we can start with getting customers aboard. We though still need a little way to go before we are ready to launch to the apps market place.
I had also hoped that there would be an announcement on a Wave marketplace, so it also was possible to sell apps to individuals like games or other features. I talked with the Wave team and found that the issue they had with it was the complexity of how such a market place should work. There are defiantly a lot of legal issues that needs to be addressed before it is possible to sell application for Wave on that account.
There was also all the API changes that I’m going to look into in the coming weeks.
Just checked Google I/O’s Developer Sandbox and it’s great to see that many companies and developers are taking part in further developing better and more helpful applications in Google Wave.
The Developer Sandbox serves as a demo area which allows developers to present new applications and share their ideas to enhance Google Wave.
Here are a few of the companies who will be participating:
Novell is one leading provider of infrastructure software which aims in offering unique solutions to help people create, share ideas and work together easily.
ProcessOne is a company which specialises in developing instant messaging servers – solutions which are ideal for critical business applications.
SAP is a company which delivers useful products and services which cater accelerating business innovations.
Caseish is given the chance to participate. And, with this opportunity, I will be presenting our own applications namely, Google Wave Robots and API to integrate with Wave, AppEngine to control the robot and Google Visualization API to display graphs.
To see all the companies who will be participating, see Google I/O’s Developer Sandbox.
Keep posted for some videos on this event.