The Last Google Wave game, High speed memory game

Since Google is stopping the development on Google Wave, there is not a lot of meaning in continue to develop apps for wave. The number of users is probably not large and there will not be a lot of new members that will join.

We at masteringwave and Figaf.com have spend the last year developing different examples of gadgets and robots to show what Wave can be used for. We had a project that was almost done, some extra futures could be applied, but the game is perfectly playable.

So I’m happy to announce Match ‘n Dash as memory game that lets you play memory against your peers. It is quite fun to use and I hope you get around to try it.

You can find the installer at this wave. I hope you get to try it.

Google Stop development of Wave

I just read the article Wave Goodbye To Google Wave. It is such a shame that it had to go like that. It also ties to what the shiny wave wrote a while ago, that I did not get to respond to. The idea that nothing new was released at IO2010 or not enough could have something to do with it.

It seems like Wave stopped being hyped when everybody got on, and could not find a way to use wave. And when nobody responded to waves it seemed like everything just stopped. I guess the live typing was not enough to get people to be attracted to the application.

I guess that working on bold new ideas can have some draw back. For Google it could have made it a large upside with the investment in Wave. It could attract people to the Apps and thereby get more people to switch form Exchange to Gmail.

For me how has been trying to develop applications for Google Wave it has been going down for a long time. I guess that you do not need to be the first to create applications and plugins for a new platform. But it is something like the chicken and the egg, Wave could not be successful without a thriving ecosystem of software vendors.

I’m not sure what is going to happen to the blog. I guess it does not make a lot of sense to continue to write. I will admit that the blog has not been active for a long time. I also stopped being interested and have time to write about wave.

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Announcing New Google WaveApplication Developed by Masteringwave

The last period has been quite hectic. My team and I have been working on creating a release version of Caseish. Unfortunately, we have not yet succeeded in achieving all the goals that we had created. But, we are still on the positive side and there will always be room for improvements.

We have developed Caseish as a tool for organizing your Waves in an easy-to-create way. Here, is a demo of Caseish in the video below.

Caseish Demo

We will be presenting the application at Google IO developer sandbox. Come by and have a talk about the application and give some feedback on what you think of this tool. If you are not at Google IO, you can tweet us at http://twitter.com/caseish or Wave us at wavecaseish@googlewave.com.

During my time at IO, I hope to record some of what other developers have already done and share those with you. I’m looking forward to see what is current and what new improvements they are going to announce.

To learn more about Caseish and sign-up for the beta, see http://www.caseish.com.

Daniel,

Testing Google Wave for Apps

I have had the opportunity to try out wave for my domain for the last couple weeks. I have used it on masteringwave.com. It has been a really nice experience and looks like it will propel wave in to the business side.

First Waves has already covered some of the functionality at with their post Google Wave Available to 31000 University Students. Where they talk about a university using Wave and show some screenshots.

I have been using wave to organize my team’s efforts since we got started using the preview version of Wave. But it did lack some features that are really nice in organizational perspectives.

It is still in preview and there will be more changes to the wave system. So it is likely to change in the future.

I really like the way the group function. All your mail groups can be used as groups in wave. It seems like the groups are using groups for apps, if such a thing exists. It is nice that you only have to provision the users on place.

It is possible to see when you are Waveing with people outside of the domain. This is really nice feature, and allows you to see if it is a private conversation you are having.

Also as with Wave you get your whole address book, so you can communicate with the people on your list.

It is of course to communicate outside of your own domain with other domains. I have not yet configured anything in my DNS to allow this type of wave communication. I guess that it has to be configured the same wave you configure your mail domain. But since there are no third party waves out there yet the configuration is probably quite minimal.

We got access to see how it was to develop apps for a hosted wave service. It is quite possible, but we still have some issues that we need to figure out how to manage before we start using it to the public. But basically wave works just the same way, it is just not sure that all participants are from the domain googlewave.com anymore. So if that is hard coded in any robot/gadgets it should be removed.

We used Google single sign on to make it possible to sign-up to log on to our service. For this to work properly, our app needs to be a part of the Apps Marketplace.

When you create a wave in the domain, the wave id will be prefixed with the wave id. The Wave id is then longer then the waves from googlewave.com. It is a question if those waves also will be prefixed to fit into the structure. So, when all waves need to be prefixed with the domains, then all the current waves will not work. I suspect there will be a solution for this.

For the usability part of the application, it is really nice to just have one place where all communication, both for guidelines and day to day communication.

On Google IO we will be releasing our caseish.com app. Stay tuned to learn more on how that will help you.

Removing Participants in Google Wave

Google Wave is living up to its promise and now you’ll be learning about how to remove participants from a wave.

If you are the one who have started the wave, you have full control over the participants you wish to remove. And, the only participant you cannot remove is yourself since you are the one who created the wave.

To be able to remove a participant from a specific wave, all you need to do is click his or her picture, which is located at the top of the wave, and then click “Remove.” If you have done this successfully, the participant will only be left with a read-only copy of the wave and he or she will no longer have access to whatever content you will be adding on the wave.

Also, if you have removed a participant before they have actually opened the wave, the entire wave will disappear from their account.

It’s good to know that Google Wave continuously develops helpful and easy-to-use features so watch out for more and keep posted!