Impressions after more partipants have gotten their invites. Wave is a huge mess once everyone tries to talk (not unlike a real life meeting). You can also hijack a person’s message if you want to so that can be rather distracting. Still not sure how it’s going to work unless we work on a project using only Wave (I wonder if Sales could be convinced to use this though).
Performance-wise, its rather bad once a huge wave or even an ongoing one with 2 people starts to load, cpu utilization goes up and it definitely feels laggy. KC mentioned that he had shown me a similar XMPP style code collaboration tool in Eclipse so real-time messaging isn’t something new.
On the plus side, I really liked SAP and Salesforce demos especially the customer support bot. Check it out here. Can’t wait to see what gadgets are being developed!
Some things I’ve found out to make it a better experience if you’re starting out the first time
To add a wave to the public timeline, do this
- Add contact “firstname.lastname@example.org” , force add it even if the submit button remains disabled.
- Add “email@example.com” as a participant in the Wave.
More waves are appearing locally and here’s an effort to organize them
Making a Singapore Google Wave List
Actual Waves (about Singapore) , you can search by doing this “with:public singapore” or whichever keyword you want to look up. You’ll need wave access for following links.
Tweety, add firstname.lastname@example.org to your wave and once you authorize in the pop-up (lower right bottom corner of Chrome), you’ll be able to post to Twitter and read status updates within Wave itself.
Most importanly, treat this as a new experience and forget about Outlook and Notes (I try everyday to forget I’m using it). Wave is messy, its gory but what’s not to like about a mash of IRC, ICQ, Forums, Search, Widgets(or Gadgets) and Google way!