Google Wave Invitations Roll Out

By: Chris Crum - October 2, 2009

Update: It has been discovered that someone is selling an invite on eBay, with the price steadily rising (over five grand right now). I would be surprised if this doesn’t get shut down, and there’s no telling how many bids on here are legitimate anyway.

Original Article: Google is sending out over 100,000 preview invitations to developers who have been participating in the developer preview, the first users who signed up and offered feedback on, and select customers of Google Apps.

"Some of you have asked what we mean by preview," says Google. "This just means that Google Wave isn’t quite ready for prime time. Not yet, anyway. Since first unveiling the project back in May, we’ve focused almost exclusively on scalability, stability, speed and usability. Yet, you will still experience the occasional downtime, a crash every now and then, part of the system being a bit sluggish and some of the user interface being, well, quirky."

The company also says there are some key features that have yet to be fully implemented, such as removal of participants from waves, defining groups of users, and permissions configuration. These things will be rolled out in the coming months.

According to Google, over 27,000 developers have been prototyping with the Google Wave APIs since Google I/O where it was introduced. "Amazingly, these developers persevered, found work arounds, and advocated for new features when our APIs didn’t do what they needed," says Google Wave Product Manager Stephanie Hannon.

Google is featuring a few extensions that are ready to use today. These include extensions for Sudoku puzzles, telephone conferencing, real-time video chat, maps, and weather forecasts.

Google Wave Extensions

Google tells sandbox developers that they will get Wave accounts tomorrow at They will get instructions for logging in from their sandbox accounts. They will also get invitations to bring on people they want to "wave" with. Below are some prototypes of extensions from SAP, Salesforce, and MediaWikiWave:



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  • Price Comparison

    Google always comes out with something different and I think that’s the key to success. The idea is to be different and keeping the same idea in mind I am running a site for online shopping in UK, Europe and you will find it totally different than any other uk based shopping site.

    thank you,

    • Guest

      Bird is the word

  • Jorge Le

    Please, who can be so kind to send a Wave invite this way? i just want one, if you need to send it to more people let me know 8 email addresses and i will send them all. Thanks in advance. killersilver [at] gmail DOT com

    • Issam Alameh

      issam DOT alameh AT gmail DOT com

      I need wave invitation pleassssse

  • Carballo

    It looks realy useful, I need an invitation! :-(

  • jiju

    can u plzzzzz send me an invitation to google wave

  • Neil

    There is a site that reacons it will be selling them as soon as they are available:

    I don’t even think they’ve been sent out yet though? I haven’t heard of anyone that’s recieved one, just losts of people saying “Invite me! Send me an invite”…

  • MArco
    invite me please

  • Guest

    could you please send me an invite?

  • Guest

    Can you send me a Google wave invitation, please?

  • Guest

    please send me an invite:

    pr3datux [[at]] gmail com

    thx !!! :-)

  • Guest

    What a waste of my time… Who is going to pay me to develop Google Wave?

    It’s chat program…

    These statistics should give you a good idea of how long you will have to go before it’s actually adopted…

    It has a way to go before anyone can prove this isn;t just another open social application…

  • Brain Waves Technology

    IRC With AdSense On it WoW

    Just Another Chat Room With AdSense

  • Guest

    can u plizz send me an invitation thx

  • David

    invite me please

  • romulo

    pleasee.. plzzz.. send me an invitation to google wave!…


  • adrian

    Give me please urgent an invitation :( friggmd[@] thanks

  • waver

    Would love an invitation, Thanks in advance.
    rafauzc (At) gmail (dot) com

  • Guest

    Go to this website and email the webmaster he is giving 50 invites to google wave

  • daniel

    invite me pleeeease!!
    dtcamarda AT gmail DOT com

  • Oscar Iv


    Can someone send me an invitation for google wave


  • The Covenant

    Hey… Anyone have a spare invite?

    jtfidje (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Dmitry

    Selling 8 invites to Google Wave for 40$ each.
    Payment via PayPal.

  • john

    Watta bunch of useless crap ! More of the same crap .. keep em coming google.

  • Bob

    I hope you can grace me with invitation.

  • Giuseppe

    can i have an invitation?
    Pretty please, with sugar on top.
    giugrilli AT gmail DOT com

  • genadevis

    thank god i got my invite from
    they got like 3k invites. I feel lucky :)

  • alex

    please invite me


  • rolando

    I’d like an invitation, please my mail is rolarizpe(at)

  • abhishek

    please invite me on google wave

  • Abhishek

    I will trade the invite with private tracker invitation.

    its.ajax @ gmail .com

  • Raj

    plz do send me an invitation!! my id is

  • Mark Davis

    Achieving an invite is really easy, just login to your account from this address:

  • Guest

    you sick?
    people are giving it for free!

  • Gal

    I would really like an invitation :)
    galgofrit (@)

  • Guest

    Somebody plz send me invatation….. it ll be a great help

  • Guest

    Just read on that they have 7 invites to google wave which they give away randomly among readers. dont forget to drop your email so they can invite you.

  • James

    Please send me one aswell.
    Thank you!

  • Guest

    Wanna Google Wave? Check out this invitation list Contains more than 200 invitation links!! Be quick!

    • Shaamil

      The above link is fake. It redirects you to a rapid share file which is a copy of microsoft keyboard layout editor.

  • Freelance writer

    It was updated in May but i see no major improvement in the search result.