I have been trying for months to get my Google Wave account and am now starting to give up hope! The big hype about Google Wave started on the Thursday 28th May when the product was announced on Day 2 of the Google I/O event. The product was unveiled in the morning keynotes at approximately 9am and at that point the web went crazy over this product. Everyone at the event was twittering and blogging away about Google Wave and the hype began. If you have not seen the keynotes from this day or want to know more about what Google Wave is, I recommend you watch this YouTube video:
You can also find more information on Google Wave from here.
As soon as I had watched all of this video, I started my mission to get a Google Wave account! within an hour I had filled out the following forms with great detail:
- Request an invitation to Google Wave
- Google Wave Developer Sandbox Account Request
- Get Involved Form (Google Wave Federation Protocol)
At this point, I just waited…. And waited…. And waited until I could not take it and made a few stroppy tweets about how I wanted my Google Wave account ASAP! I then got a response from Christine Tsai who I believe works for Google (well she had an @google.com email so that was kind of obvious :P)
“Brilliant,”, I thought, “finally getting somewhere!”
After exchanging som DMs on Twitter we eventually started emailing and eventually the followign conclusion was made:
It doesn’t look like you registered or attended Google I/O. Please note that right now, Wave sandbox accounts were only given to I/O attendees and that’s what I was checking for on Twitter. If you signed up on https://services.google.com/fb/forms/wavesignupfordev/, you’ll be notified when it’s available for you.
I though, “Fair enough,” and just kept waiting!
A couple of months later on Monday the 20th July, I got the following email:
You are being sent this mail because you requested access to the Google
Wave Developer Sandbox. If you would still like a Google Wave Developer
Sandbox account, please fill in this linked form:
http://wave.google.com/signups/signup1.html [I removed my unique code from here… Why would I share that with you? :P]
After filling in this form, you should receive a mail with your account
details within a few days.
Hope to see you on Google Wave soon,
– The Google Wave Team
I was finally close to having my Google Wave account! 😀 I eagerly filled out the form and waited a bit longer!
I presumed that Google would be swamped with accounts to set up and that it may take some time but after 6 days I tried to contact someone. Sicne then I have received no replies or any contact from Google and my account was never set up 🙁
Hopefully someone at Google finds this blog post and can get me an invite to the real google wave which is now running!