Google Bids Goodbye to Wave

Google signaled its farewell to the software that was recently launched, the Google Wave. It bid farewell as Google announced that they are ending the development of Wave. The software was just launched in May 2009.

According to Google’s post, “Wave has not seen the adoption we would have liked.” The usage of the software’s elements such as drag-and-drop and character-by-character live typing did not perform its function to users that can “liberate their content from Wave.”


The main argument here is that Wave did not make a “boom” to the World Wide Web users. Most people, when asked about Wave, cannot identify what the “thing” was. Google Wave is an “online software application” developed by Google. This was described as “the new web application for real-time communication and collaboration.” It performs as a “web-based service, computing platform, and communications protocol.” It is intended to combine web services such as electronic mails, instant messaging and social networking. Wave is also supported by services that can help the user such as spelling/grammar check, translation of a word in up to 40 languages, and the like.

If you are going to ask a technology savvy, the main problem that he would see that became the reason of its downfall, is the clarity of its function. It can be said that Wave is much of an ambition, having difficulty to make it develop.

This is not the first downfall that Google has experienced. Including in the list are Google Squared, Google Answers, Google Radio, Google Lively, Google Health, Google Notebook and Dodgeball. But this does not worry Chief Executive Eric Schmidt. According to him, this experience of downfall is nothing to worry about because this is just “a sign of trying things out.”  He added “This is a company where it’s absolutely OK to try something that’s very hard, have it not be successful, and take the learning from that.”