Feeds

Google Wave opens extensions gallery

Beefs 'robot' API

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

The Mountain View Chocolate Factory has unveiled an extensions gallery for Google Wave, the still-gestating browser-based app that crossbreeds email with IM and document sharing.

First unveiled at a Google developer conference last May, Wave offers APIs for developing extensions to the platform and embedding its conversations in websites and blogs. The new extensions gallery - announced today - appears as a link in the navigation panel that runs down the lefthand side of the Wave UI.

The gallery displays extensions as a list of "waves" - the multifaceted conversation threads that serve as the platform's basic building blocks. These waves include installers that then add the extension as an option on the toolbar that appears when you open a wave. The gallery is pre-populated with about 15 extensions.

Earlier this month, Google introduced version 2.0 of the Wave "robot" API, which can create a kind of automated user capable of participating in the platform's online conversation in much the same way real users participate. The new API lets robots active push information into a thread - rather than simply responding to the actions of real users.

If you build your own extensions, you must submit them to Google for review. Wave is still in "preview" mode, and it can't be used without a private invitation. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft boots 1,500 dodgy apps from the Windows Store
DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! Naughty, misleading developers!
'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder
And now a message from our sponsors: 'STFU or else'
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy
Casual labour and tired ideas = not really web-tastic
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?