Google Wave Sandbox Update

Thursday, July 16, 2009 | 9:12 PM

It's been quite a whirlwind since we demonstrated Google Wave at Google I/O and began giving developers access to a preview on the Google Wave Sandbox. We really appreciate the excitement and enthusiasm from the developer community for the Google Wave API.

Thus far, we've given sandbox access to about 5,800 attendees of Google I/O, the Google Developers Days in China, Japan, and Brazil, and various other events. We have also started activating the more than 20,000 requests submitted on the Google Wave Sandbox Request Form. If you haven't sent in your request, please take a moment to do so.

We are gradually ramping up capacity on the sandbox, and expect to finish activating all 20,000 requests within the next month. We'll start with those that indicated high "pain tolerance" on the form and are planning large projects, but otherwise using a first come, first served basis.

Finally, a reminder about office hours: each week the Wave engineering team provides live Q&A for all questions relating to the Wave APIs (robots, gadgets, and embed). To cater to developers around the world, we now alternate between 2 time slots every other Wednesdays:

  • July 22: 9pm - 10pm PDT
  • July 29: 11am - 12pm PDT
  • August 5: 9pm - 10pm PDT
  • August 12: 11am - 12pm PDT
  • And so on...

See the full schedule on the Google Developer Events Calendar (which you can add to your own calendar using the links at the bottom of the page). The transcripts for the office hours will be posted within 24 hours to the Google Wave API Group for everyone to read.

If you do not yet have sandbox access, you can always go to Google Wave API Group to post questions and to connect with other Wave developers. If you only want to receive our official updates and announcements, you can subscribe to the Google Wave Sandbox Announcement Group.