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Got A Google Wave Invite!

About a month ago Google announced a revolutionary product at their I/O Developer conference. The product is called Google Wave and it’s going to change the way we think of online communication. Wave blurs the line between email and real-time instant message conversations. It allows you to easily collaborate with lots of friends at once and share photos, links, and videos. Developers will be able to create applications for Google Wave which will integrate nicely into the experience. Last month I applied for an invite code stating that I would be interested in developing applications for the Wave platform and would help to report bugs.

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The basic look for Google Wave.

This afternoon the news broke that Google just invited 6,000 developers into Google Wave developer sandbox. This is basically an early deployment of Wave that will help familiarize developers with the platform and give them a taste of Wave’s potential. I assumed that most of these invites would be for the developers who attended the Google I/O conference and was quite surprised to see the invite in my Gmail inbox this afternoon!  I was STOKED!!  I registered for my account and logged right in.

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Previews from other Waves are available when minimized at the top.

I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting to see when I first logged in. I guess I thought that it would be a little boring since I wouldn’t know anyone else using the service yet. As it turns out, Google created a contact which everyone could include on their waves in order to make them visible to other users. The result was a bunch of “public” waves streaming into my Wave inbox. Awesome, now I have people to talk to! It was cool to see a bunch of users editing the same documents at once. Everything seemed to work nicely on modern browsers (Firefox 3.5, Safari 4, or Chrome). There are a few bugs here and there, but it’s working pretty well so far.

I’ve included some more screenshots of my Google Wave page below. If you’re interested in getting an invite, Google announced that they will be sending out 100,000 invites on September 30th. So, head over to the Wave Homepage to sign up. Also, I’d highly recommend watching the Google keynote about Wave (link below). It’s kinda long but it should really help to clarify your understanding about the product. I’m going to play around with Wave more over the next few days, and  I will likely add another post about other cool features as I come across them.

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Editing a Wave from full page view

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Sexy looking photo viewer built into Wave

Watch the Google Wave Keynote Video on YouTube

Comments

Comment from Elena Jasic
Time July 21, 2009 at 11:13 pm

This looks awesome! I’m excited.

PS. I saw you twitter about this!

Comment from Jason Wagner
Time July 21, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Heh! I’m so excited to play around with it more and start to see it’s full potential.

Comment from Blog Tactic
Time July 24, 2009 at 8:17 am

Sound cool but giddy at the same time

Comment from Ventego
Time August 3, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Are you a professional journalist? You write very well.

Comment from wallie
Time September 30, 2009 at 7:40 am

plz send me an invitation :D

wallie@wolke7.net

Comment from meiyuet
Time September 30, 2009 at 9:28 am

please send me an invite if you can.thanks!
mei.yuet@hotmail.com

Comment from Michael A Stroz
Time September 30, 2009 at 9:32 am

I’d love an invite too, if you have an extra one. Nice and informative Blog BTW…

Comment from Keith
Time September 30, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Any chance of an invite? ;-)

Comment from Robin
Time September 30, 2009 at 5:18 pm

If anyone has a extra invite I would love one for my small business! Please send me one at robingraham_99 at yahoo.com
Thank you!

Comment from B_NERD
Time September 30, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Thanks so much for this information … I’ve been on a wave high for the past few days .. Can I please have an invite: mellomike[at]gmail.com

Comment from Øyvind Skogmo Hansen
Time September 30, 2009 at 5:56 pm

May you give me an invite please? I would really appreciate it, because

I write for this techology website in Norway and we would like to test Wave, and tell Norway about it!
If we could get an invite, it would we fantastic.

Best regards from Norway

Øyvind
v/teknologia.no

Comment from Sam
Time September 30, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Hi,

Can you send me an invite please ?
samueldenisdortun@gmail.com

Thanks a lot,
Sam

Comment from hidayah
Time October 1, 2009 at 4:09 am

Could you please send me an invite? norhidayah@gmail.com

Really appreciate it. Thanks

Comment from Anon
Time October 1, 2009 at 8:11 am

Btw if I see you begging for invites I will either troll you, Or sent you email spam/Virii.

Thank you

Comment from Pascal Heinemann
Time October 2, 2009 at 7:09 pm

hello,
could someone please send me an invite to pascalheinemann@googlemail.com
thank you very much

Comment from John
Time October 2, 2009 at 9:51 pm

please invite me

Comment from Jason Wagner
Time October 5, 2009 at 10:48 am

Thank you all for reading this post! I’m sorry but I’m all out of invites for now. I’ll keep you posted when I get more.

Comment from Diego Vasquez
Time October 8, 2009 at 3:46 am

Hey whats up?? if you get any more invites soon can you please give me one to me also!! haha thx a lot

vasdie@gmail.com
Diego Vasquez
Thanks a lot!

Comment from Tiago Torres
Time October 26, 2009 at 7:51 am

Please send me a invite if you can, i really need to use Google Wave to solve all my e-mails/gadgets problems @.@
tiago_mtorres@hotmail.com

Comment from julie france
Time November 27, 2009 at 2:42 am

please invite me!

Comment from April Gudenrath
Time December 12, 2009 at 9:27 pm

PLEASE SEND ME AN INVITATION! I am very excited to use this application in the classroom!!!

Comment from Richard
Time December 20, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Can you send invitation to me? thanks a lot!

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