Google as usual, has come up with a new product Google Wave. This time, it’s about conversation and personal file handling and sharing in real-time and in much a better way. Google terms Wave as, “an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.” Three key technologies which Google claim it has incorporated in Google Wave include:
- Real-time Collaboration
- Natural language tools
- Embedding waves in other sites
With its sharing features, participants can reply in anyplace on the message, add participants at any point and edit the content how they want to. There is also a playback feature which lets anyone rewind the wave to recall what happened. The Google Wave also has features to work together with righ formatting features for text, photos, maps, videos and more.
Google has already added many extensions for Google Wave users like Labpixies a Sudoku puzzle game, Rabbit for telephone conferencing, 6 rounds a real time video sharing and chat conference facility, lonely plant to create a travel plan, accuweather for weather and Google maps. Future integrations may even include SAP, salesForce and Mediawikiwave. One has to wait and watch the end-user acceptability of this product.