Well from some posts I read it sounds like a smashing success. I signed up for trying it, but when it turned out that either Chrome or some native activex was required to use it I didn't bother with it again, solely because Google has smashingly poor track
record with its native applications, they're just as bad as Apple apps on windows - both companies are blacklisted from my systems. It takes just one rogue app (like Itunes or Google Earth) that they don't fix within a reasonable time to get blacklisted (Tried
new versions with year apart, later in VM to see if they got their act together). Rogue app is defined here as anything that either installs stuff I don't need or installs services that are not essential to operate the application. Or mess with registry settings
so they subtly break other apps. And Google & Apple apps I've tried do all that so fat chance of me ever installing anything from them again!
Now I doubt that was the reason it flopped in user adoption (obviously since people use Itunes...). The concept as presented on the demos is still solid in my mind, however the implementation (perf, installation of Google's native stuff) and marketing (I
got idea what it was good for immediately but if I hadn't watched the long presentation I'm not sure I'd know what it was good for) was probably where it took the hard hit.
Some posts from random blog:
- Google Wave revolutionised the way my small business operated, and was a key reason we use Google Apps for all email etc. Conversations happen in real-time irrespective of location. Loud members are quietened simply because they can't interrupt, and
true group collaboration has emerged. All our staff use it without issue, no training will, is, or has ever been provided - it was natural. Multiple conversations could occur simultaneously, with each user offering their strengths on each topic as required.
I'll be looking for an alternative to Google Wave without hesitation. Any recommendations?
- As above, our small business runs on google wave. I don't know of any other free technology that functions so well and easily for group collaboration and task management.