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By: Gareth Thorp By: Gareth Thorp
What is Google Wave? • Introduced at the Google I/O conference on May 27, 2009 • “Personal communication and collaboration tool” • Hosted conversation that anybody can be given access to view and edit • Designed to merge e-mail, IM, wikis, and social networking • Focuses on real-time collaboration • Built almost entirely in HTML 5
Using Wave • Waves act like a real-time threaded conversation • Messages can be seen as they are typed in real time • Waves can be played back at anytime, showing all edits, step by step • Files can be instantly shared with all participants in a wave via drag-and-drop • Waves can be embedded onto other web pages • Infinitely expandable with extensions and bots
Bots and Extensions • Open source architecture allows for others to expand on the functionality • Bots can be added to waves and perform functions • Ex real-time translation bot
Extension Demo • Salesforce.com Google Wave Extension
Supported Browsers • Google Chrome • Safari • Firefox 3.5+ • IE support through use of chrome frame plug-in
Use Cases • Education • Conferences • Q&A Sessions • Blog Comment Engine • E-mail replacement • Business