Google Wave went public yesterday and became a part of the Google Apps ecosystem. With the news comes a number of companies that are using the API to develop integrations that bring new scope and capabilities for enterprise grade collaboration.
Salesforce.com and SAP are the latest companies to integrate Google Wave. But there are many more organizations using Google Wave as a platform shows that the real-time co-editing service has a recognized value to the enterprise world. Real-time is the name of the game these days. Google Wave provides a new window for companies looking to capitalize on the Google Apps platform.
Here are five services that we think are of interest.
Unawave builds task management and project management into Google Wave, providing a level of functionality to manage work and project teams. It has crowdsourcing elements that allows people to add videos or images, for instance, to give projects and tasks more context. A real-time dashboards gives insights into how work is progressing.
Process Wave comes out of the research done at the Hasso Plattner Institute. Plattner is the chairman of SAP and so it's of interest to see the institute develop a business process service that leverages Google Wave's co-editing capabilities. Process Wave is a collaborative diagram editor for Google Wave. It is designed to make the creation of diagrams a collaborative process.
Caseish is a Wave organizer, the premise being that with multiple Waves, people need a gadget to keep track of managing multiple business processes. This one also has ties to SAP. The developer created the service in light of the complexities in integrating SAP applications to monitor business processes. The result is a tool that uses a form to assign business value and other criteria. The gadget tracks the Waves so bug reports, for instance, can be monitored.
Process One has developed a server called WaveOne. The server sits on top of the Process One instant messaging service. It is designed as a service that allows people to collaborate in real-time on email or documents. It is an extension to the Process One XMPP server.
Twilio uses the Google Wave API to build a robot extension called twiliobot that enables users to make and receive phone calls from inside Google Wave. Calls are recorded, transcribed, and posted back to the wave. Twilio is one of the veterans of the Google Wave platform, launching the service last year.