Embed a Wave on a site; anyone can now view it

You’ve had the ability to embed waves on websites before, but there was one major problem; the only people that could view it were other Wave users.  That all changes today, as embedded waves are now visible to everyone!

This is a big step forward, and certainly makes Wave a killer liveblogging tool.  The one catch is that this doesn’t work in Internet Explorer (even with the Google Chrome Frame), but they’ll be fixing that soon.  If you want to try it yourself, just use this simple tool.

Want to see it in action?  Just scroll down.  I’ve embedded a wave in this post to try it out.  Can you see it?

google.load(“wave”, “1”);
google.setOnLoadCallback(initialize);
function initialize() {
var waveframe = document.getElementById(“waveframe”);
var embedOptions = {
target: waveframe,
header: true,
toolbar: true,
footer: true
};
var wavePanel = new google.wave.WavePanel(embedOptions);
wavePanel.loadWave(“googlewave.com!w+Lis328SqA”);
}

New Google Chorme Plug-in is made for Google Wave

When I first heard about the new Google Chrome plugin for Internet Explorer this morning, I wasn’t sure what to make of it.  I’m a huge Chrome fan, but didn’t see why it was such a huge deal that you could run Chrome through IE.  Now I get it.

One week from tomorrow, Google Wave will be opening up to 100,000 users.  According to the Chrome team, Internet Explorer simply can’t handle technologies associated with HTML5 or handle JavaScript efficiently enough.  Before IE users will be allowed to use Wave, they’ll be forced to install the plug-in (or use an alternate browser).

wave-chrome-ieWhile most of us can (and do) use browsers other than Internet Explorer, many people in corporate environments don’t have the ability to do that.  This plug-in takes care of that for them, and should give them a great way to use Google Wave.  If you’d like to see developer’s information about the Chrome Frame, you can get it here.