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.
In MasteringWave, we have been developing a wave application for a long time. We are about to think that the application is ready for external feedback. It is in no way complete, but we would really like to show what we are capable of making this happen and get some feedback on how the application is working.
We could probably continue to develop on the application for the next three years and then make it available to the public to get response. But it is really important to get response from the market.
We are therefore happy that we have a boot to show of our project at Google IO next week. It will be exciting to see how people find the application and are sure they find it useful. If you want to get early access to the application, be sure to sign up to our newsletter. Then we will provide you with an early access link.
If you will be at Google IO be sure to drop by at our booth in the Developer Sandbox area and have a talk about how Wave can be used in your organization.
Here is the link to our Developer Sandbox, http://code.google.com/events/io/2010/sandbox.html