Google executives revealed that the company did a poor job of explaining Wave's purpose and stated that the development of Wave will most likely look a lot like Gmail.
Last year, Google launched its Google Wave at Google I/O show, promising that it would revolutionize real-time communication. Google restricted Wave to developers for the past six months and after that it limited it to a number of beta testers.
Lars Rasmussen, the head of Google Wave said, “When we put it out there, we did so in sort of a raw form ... what are the set of use cases, how can we make them more useful and more productive, can do it all in Wave”.
Rasmussen shared that Google learnt a lesson from the mistake it committed and confessed that it needed to do a much better job of explaining Wave. Though, the search giant offered an hour-long demo preview of what the technology is capable of doing, but, as Rasmussen said, “we failed to answer the question of what can I actually use Wave for, right now, right here”.
The users were not able to get it in the beginning and Google in an effort to fix this problem, added to the number of tutorials and other aids to ease users into Wave. Rasmussen further added that Google Wave may end up as a part of Gmail only, as consumers are not really interested to add an extra tab to their browser.