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Mobile phone application company bluepulse released version 2.0 today to rave reviews on our sister site, MobileCrunch.

Blogger Oliver Starr could not say enough about the new platform. “I’ve seen quite a number of mobile applications in the last twelve months and many have been very comprehensive but I do not believe that I’ve seen a single platform that had as many different functions as bluepulse 2.0; especially not one with the diversity of widgets or the ability to run on so many phones,” he writes.

Bluepulse 2.0 is a full-fledged multimedia platform that allows users to socially network, create detailed user profiles, chat, text, and link to Flickr, Gmail, Digg, and more. In fact, the Digg widget allows readers to read news, log in, Digg stories, participate in comment forums, and blog and email stories.

Starr writes that this mobile application is groundbreaking for two reasons: because it works on virtually any phone, and because of a combination of the user profiles and the broadcast messaging capability which will allow for “highly targeted broadcast mobile advertising.”

  • Matt Terenzio

    It doesn’t matta.

  • Dimitrius Kain

    Was this written in English?

    Also, I know of at least one read-headed “step child[sic]” who is a brilliant and much-loved young man.

  • scott

    A wave is not a stream.

  • Mark Essel

    Tough article to digest Steve.
    I think I disagree but I’m not sure what you are saying.

    • Jack


      • Bert

        Tough to digest… I started to throw it back up at about paragraph two. What crazy myopic stance are you taking in this? Time to see the forrest! Wow…

  • MikeTheWilliams

    Wait, you like? Or you don’t like? Ah, you like… no? Don’t like? Confused.

  • Phillip Zannini (PhillyMac)

    The most obvious thing about this post is that Steve, like Larry Ellison not getting cloud computing, doesn’t get Wave. It’s not so much that his analysis (as it were) is wrong, it’s that he’s seeing it as many things it’s not. As a small business owner, I see the incredible potential for wave in real time collaboration and content association and tracking in relationship to long term conversations. In that context, it is revolutionary and I can’t WAIT for it to roll out to wider audiences. Hope Steve sees the light soon!

    • Phillip Zannini Jr.

      Dad, you really need to stop tooting your google fanboy horn. And come home, we miss you.

      • Phillip Zannini III

        Pop, grandpop, I am tired of you guys letting big time computing drive this family apart. It’s bad enough you divorced ma because she bought a mac. Anyways, Google wave in it’s current state is mostly useless and that is all anyone who has used it, as myself, can say right now. I speculate Google find a use somewhere, but I really think most people don’t understand that the candy does’t taste as good as the wrapper leads you to believe. This is the reason that most people have not used it. It simply is not ready yet for public use, it is not a finished product.

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  • steve

    i agree with Phillip. The author doesn’t understand the new evolution of ‘community’ technology platforms. There is an ecology to this new media/medium that requires the ability to understand ambiguity. Like any disruptive technology the view is forward, not in the rear view mirror.

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  • Wholly Moley

    I agree with Steve, Wave is a great demo app. For what I’m still not sure. And without a very clear (even if dismissed) “Oh, I get it,” is its death knell.

    Whither Schwartz, btw?

  • Brian Foster

    Does it suck more or less than RSS?

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  • k

    I haven’t used Wave, I’ve seen screenshots so take this for what’s worth.

    In its current shape I won’t give Wave a try because
    a) I lack the time, and
    b) it won’t save me time, au contraire

    The alternative is email.
    I hate it, I really do because I already get too much email and I can’t get anything done when I get all those emails.
    It does have some obvious advantages; I can send it to everyone who matters and I can get it from just about anyone who matters.

    It’s not that difficult to understand.
    This thing called Wave needs to improve.

  • Tori

    Yes Google sucks, and Google Wave sucks too.

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  • Van Pwned

    Without a doubt, Wave is far too complex for it to ever catch on. Only a handful of people would ever use it for all its designed to do, and even if you want to use just its basic features it takes a solid hour at least to understand it. That might not seem like a whole heck of a lot of time for the computer geeks out there, but 98% of people out there won’t waste their time on Youtube tutorials trying to figure out how to send a fricking email. Not to mention million other reasons why they clearly didn’t think this out very well. I’m tired of folks beating off to “anything Google does.” That said, Gmail rocks.

  • Gary Sheynkman

    Agreed with above that this was shit writing.

    However, I’m also in the camp that google wave won’t get much adoption outside the nerd-o-sphere


  • James

    Not really sure if I understand a lot of what was said here, seems a little too incoherent to be useful.

    I do know that I like the direction the Wave team have said Wave will go, so if they (or developers) can deliver, I’ll be a very happy bunny

  • Nancy Lyons

    Your position is a little unclear. But if you’re saying Google Wave sucks – you’re wrong. It’s pretty early and nerds are certainly buzzing about it. It’s hard to decide what’s real and what’s hype. There are certainly bugs. And the slow roll out makes it hard to connect with others and determine just how relevant it is. But this kind of living dialogue — this conversation in real time — the collaborative creation of content — it is inevitable and it is the future. So it might suck today. But it’ll change everything tomorrow.

  • Steve Gillmor

    I’m not wrong; I am as enthralled at the possibilities as anybody, but many of the implications of the realtime environment are already better constructed elsewhere. That said, Wave will be a success in that it will bring Google into the game, which will have an appropriate effect on other players. Which is what you said, and what I said in the post.

  • Aron

    Well. I do have a wave account. It does everything as advertised, but it is in pre-alpha, nevertheless it is usable. It is better than e-mail even if you are using it as an e-mail, as it is obviously threaded, there are no 56k e-mails containing reply quotes a 100x times, there are the photos commented, named, videos included, named, at the right place, and the basic platform is only something like a browser: the interesting part comes with the robots and gadgets. I comment on blogs, but if wave is included, I don’t need to look back or clog my e-mail account with thousands of notifiers. It can (and will) replace RSS too, also, news can be shared more easily, commented on for some friends only who can react and keep all this in a single wave (like a single e-mail in your box). I am also a SME owner, manager. We can’t get around our e-mails on single projects: sometimes a project includes over a hundred e-mail exchanges. I receive about 80 e-mails per day. I try to sort them, but at several thousand per folder, you have no chance. Especially when you use 6 e-mail accounts, and your colleagues too, which one she used? which one she sent it to… Here the whole conversation will be in one wave, or if not in a daughter wave directly linked from the main one forking at the right place… Those with just a little bit of imagination see that the concept rocks. Obviously, implementations may limit the success, BUT this is an open API. Maybe there will be a next Thunderbird 4.0 using waves, hundred times faster than the browser based one, with preload cache, maybe the’ll optimize youtube embedding, etc.etc. There was once a corporation called Microsoft, who the unimaginative system called Windows. If the OSX would be an open operating system and could be pirated (along with the software written for it) by half the planet, Windows would have died at 3.1.

  • adam

    Oh my, i’ve never seen someone write so much and not say a word! what a bunch of jiberish!!!

  • maxx8864

    “The prize is stream control, the metering of stream dynamics and some sort of pass-off to a stream feed that can be consumed after the high order Yammer-type business flow is absorbed.”

    Quite possibly the worst sentence ever written.

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