End Of Google Wave Rise of Google ME, Google Wave Shutting Down This Year

By Shekhar Sahu on

08 August, 2010  at 12:55 AM

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Google Wave has been one of the most fascinating product from Search Giant. Wave made a lot of buzz and wave in the web. Still Google feels that it could not be adopted by masses. Then was the worse news we got. Google has decided to not to continue Google wave, and It'll be shut down at the end of this year. This will definitely break hearts of many wave fans. Is there any hope?

Google wave is an innovative real time collaboration & new kind of communication tool, which lets you see typing of letter, sharing images, writing comments, dragging n dropping stuffs and more in real time. On it's first birthday in May this year, Google opened Wave for general public. Till then it was accessed by invitation only. Fortunately some lucky guys like me got invites in the early days of it's launch.

I feel that keeping people deprived for about a year, made most of us dislike or neutral about Google Wave. This is the big reason of less user base and adoption.







What does Google Say?





No doubt it is or was one of the most innovative product in all time. Google team says that they got to learn a lot from Google Wave. Though they are not continuing to develop it as a standalone product. They will include the features of wave like dragging and dropping, real time updates and collaboration etc in other products like (as we already see now) in Gmail, Docs etc.








What will happen now?





Wave will be completely shut down at the end of this year. But Google didn't disappoint users. The source codes of Google Wave will remain available for developers to learn and  create such products and apps etc. So Cheers :D









Any link to Google ME?




There is no doubt that Google is paying more attention in the development of Facebook Killer (or at least big competitor) Google ME. What if all your favorite features were available in Google's New Social Networking Site Google ME? Yes it is really going to happen. Google's twitter like product Buzz and Orkut are already the success. If Google pays more attention towards the privacy control, this is surely going to make a way.

Google is known for it's successful products, just think about shutting down of "Google Pages" brought the new "Google Site" with completely new and more advanced features. The same is for Google ME too. I can't hide the excitement.



Do you know there exist lots of people around, even the users of rkut, who haven't yet heard of Wave. So Sharing is caring!



I am very positive about this step. What do you think? Stay tuned for more updates.


Shekhar Sahu
(Blogger, Programmer, Graphic & Flash Designer, Animator, 3D Modeler, Student-BIT durg)




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12 comments for this post

It's a a great application =)

Posted on August 8, 2010 at 1:06 AM  

Thank you Shekhar. This is really heart breaking news for all of us. I am a big Google Wave fan. I was thinking to do a paper presentation in nearby college about Google Wave. But I just heard this news.
Several people had a blog, forums based of google wave. Now everything is going to shut down. I think this is one of the biggest failure of Google.

Posted on August 8, 2010 at 3:39 PM  

I like Google buzz more then Google Wave

Posted on August 8, 2010 at 8:20 PM  

@Blinkky
It was very innovative :)

@Shahzad
You can still have the presentation. Because the source code is out, you can implement them in your products and learn a lot. :D

@Shabnam
Because it is easy to use, and fits with external contents :D

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 8:10 PM  

yeah...i have lot of faith on google...lets see what google has for us in form of "Google me"
very much excited....
Thanks for sharing... :)

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 11:49 PM  

Google loosed it :( This is big failure! What about orkut? It will also close in future?

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

@Satyajit
Same here :D

@Anup
Orkut is considered as Success, but it can't become Facebook however, and it shouldn't be. Because Google ME is coming for that.

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 5:46 PM  

Why didn't I thought of that before??? We completely forgot Google ME! Thanks for reminding us mate! I think we'll see what Google ME is very soon!

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 9:14 PM  

Yeahh , it sounded crazy when people were sellig out google wave invites for 100$ and now they are shutting this project down :P

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 6:38 PM  

@Pabudu
Yes, very excited about Google ME me too :D

@Blog404
I had about 19 invites (10+10-1) but could not give to anyone :( Lucky me, i got invites in the early days.

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 10:26 PM  

Yeahh , it sounded crazy when people were sellig out google wave invites for 100$ and now they are shutting this project down :P

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:33 PM  

It's a a great application =)

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:33 PM  
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