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Wave Goodbye, Google Wave


It appears this horse never got out of the stable. Google Wave, Google’s real-time communication app that allowed the input of live text, dragging and dropping of images and more, all in your web browser, has been killed off quietly.

Here’s part of the announcement from Google’s Official Blog:

“…when we launched our developer preview of Google Wave, a web app for real time communication and collaboration, it set a high bar for what was possible in a web browser.

…despite these wins, and numerous loyal fans, Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects.”

So, if you were a fan of Google Wave, you have until the end of the year to say goodbye to it. Open Source developers will be happy to know, however, that the central parts of the code that allowed for some of Wave’s cooler features are available for further development.

So, maybe some future innovation of Google Wave will peek its head out in the future.