Google I/O 2010 Updates: What I/O truly Stands For

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

  • This allows website visitors to easily create waves out of the content on your site.

Run robots on any server

  • You run robots on your own web servers, which makes it also easier to write robots that integrate with your existing website systems.

Fetch waves with Wave data APIs

  • Allows developers to write programs that can read from and write to Wave on behalf of Wave users.

Use a robot to manipulate and retrieve attachments

  • Gives you the ability of reading and writing in wave which lets you cover more things than usual

Other companies also presented their current innovations like:

Novell Pulse

  • Working on ways on how to collaborate easily, instant, on-demand, and in real-time

SAP

  • Adopts Google Wave Federation Protocol with their StreamWork

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!

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Google Announces Full Access to Google Wave at Google I/O 2010

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.

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Google I/O’s Developer Sandbox and the Different Participating Companies

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

Novell is one leading provider of infrastructure software which aims in offering unique solutions to help people create, share ideas and work together easily.

  • Catch the beat. Dive into better innovations in collaboration with Google Wave.

ProcessOne

ProcessOne is a company which specialises in developing instant messaging servers – solutions which are ideal for critical business applications.

SAP

SAP is a company which delivers useful products and services which cater accelerating business innovations.

Caseish

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.

Daniel,

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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,

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New Wave Features for Robots API!

Other nice features of Google Wave are now released! These are three new features created for Robots API namely: Bundled Annotations, Inline Blips, and Read-Only Roles.

Bundled Annotations

  • Allows you to specify both the content to append and the annotation(s) to apply to content itself, all at the same action

Inline Blips

  • This is a new attribute to the Blip classes to let robots access the positions of inline blips inside other blips

Read-Only Roles

  • Lets the creator of a wave set access rights for the other participants as either “full access” (the default) or “read only”
  • Read-only participants are forbidden to make alterations on the wave but given the permission to see live changes on the wave and its history

For a more detailed view on these key features, visit announcement wave.

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