Google Wave splashes down on 100,000 users
Company invites limited number of users to try out their collaboration and communication tool - Google Wave
Google has invited 100,000 select users to try out their new Google Wave communication and collaboration service.
Designed to make it easier for people to work together online and more productively, Google Wave lets users collaborate in a ‘wave' combining text, documents, photos, gadgets and feeds from online sources once logged in to wave.google.com
Even though users might have a Gmail account, they must be invited to Google Wave in order to sign in.
Only 100,000 invitations to preview the service have been sent to developers, initial users who signed on wave.google.com and select customers of Google Apps. They will now have the option of nominating people they know to receive early invitations as well.
Google clarified that Wave "isn't quite ready for prime time" just yet and warns that invitees might experience downtimes, occasional crashes and sluggish user interfaces while using the tool.
"Despite all this, we believe you will find that Google Wave has the potential for making you more productive when communicating and collaborating. Even when you're just having fun!" a post on the official company blog states.