Google to shut down Wave

Google announces that Google Wave is to be no more, amongst reasons cited are that it hasn’t gain the traction Google has hoped for. This is hardly surprising for me, Google Wave is just too complex for most. It tries to be everything and failed to stand out.

Google Wave logo

(It’s time to wave goodbye.)

Update on Google Wave

Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects. The central parts of the code, as well as the protocols that have driven many of Wave’s innovations, like drag-and-drop and character-by-character live typing, are already available as open source, so customers and partners can continue the innovation we began. In addition, we will work on tools so that users can easily “liberate” their content from Wave.

Wave has taught us a lot, and we are proud of the team for the ways in which they have pushed the boundaries of computer science. We are excited about what they will develop next as we continue to create innovations with the potential to advance technology and the wider web. (Source: Google Blog)

RIP. And thank goodness I didn’t explore the Google Wave API much.

How to get a Google Wave invite

I previous asked for a Google Wave invite, Ridzuan has kindly invited me. Later on, Google sent me an invite too. And then I got another invite by Google through a developer request. It all happen in a month and I suddenly have lots of invites to give away.

Google Wave logo
Google Wave logo

So who wants a Google Wave invitations? Just comment something like “I need a Google Wave invite” with your Google Accounts email address and I’ll send one to you soon.

Google Wave invite?

Everybody’s talking about Google Wave invite. I don’t have one. Can I haz a Google Wave invite? Or perhaps someone with it can just show it to me on their laptop and let me play around for 20 minutes.

Google Wave logo
Google Wave logo

Just like to see what’s in there. Don’t think I’m going to do anything else with it. I’m quite a skeptic actually. My email address is tengkahwee@gmail.com