Is apple developing google wave type feature for iphone?

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  1. needthephone macrumors 6502a

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    I have read about google wave and it does seem to be the way forward.

    A real time communication dashboard showing all your friends and contacts status and current messages, latest news headlines, weather stock updates, web pages you like etc etc.

    To me this is almost like the next step in communication between people and brought to a portable device like the iphone it takes the phone beyond the phone- It really becomes an extension ot the owner.

    So to be simplistic if your email, sms, face book, twitter, phone calls were all displayed on one integrated window so at a glance you could see who was available, where they were, their last conversation with you etc etc. Why should texts and email be different applications it should be one user friendly integrated app.

    Not trying to overstate it but this is going to be huge and I hope apple sees the potential.

    On the tablet with a bigger screen the possibilities are even more exciting.
     
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  4. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    wave will be a a webapp for the iphone. i could maybe see a dedicated app for android but no way for the iphone after the recent app store denials.
     
  5. NJMetsHero macrumors regular

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    I'd like to see Apple put the email and messages app together and throw AIM in as well, do a synergy type thing even. As far as an actual Google Wave App goes, it hasn't even officially been released to the public. Google wants to make sure it works first.
     
  6. globalist macrumors 6502a

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    Umm, seeing as gWave is completely open source and anyone can develop this app, I predict no hard feelings this time between Apple and Google.

    In fact this guy already submitted his app to the store.
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

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    You can use it via a iPhone-ified interface, and everything kinda works, but on my 3G is so laggy it's roughly 1 letter per second max you can type. But that might just be because it's constantly communicating with the server because of the wave gWave is 'live'.
     
  8. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    people could make apps for google voice too...look how that turned out. googles past 2 apps, latitutde and google voice, were both shot down by apple. i dont see why google would bother investing the time making a dedicated app when they clearly think webapps are the future anyways.
     
  9. globalist macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't say google would bother doing anything for the iphone. It's open source so anyone can make it, as evidenced by the guy I posted about.
     
  10. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Yea... And the original point was that they wouldn't get through the approval stage if Apple does what they did with GV and Latitude. Both of which had open API's as well.
     
  11. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    not that even getting your app approved means you are safe, but gl to that guy.
     
  12. globalist macrumors 6502a

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    He just got it approved and selling it for 1USD. Talk about making a quick buck. This app offers almost nothing extra compared to your safari wave and has the same piss poor performance I bet.
     
  13. AKlrt macrumors member

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    Google Latitude

    Don't know if this is the right forum or not, but has anyone else had trouble getting Google Latitude to work on iPhone 3GS? I can load it on 2G (no help without GPS), but when I go to Safari and enter Google Latitude it won't come up. Thanks for any feedback.
     

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