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Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, September 2, 2007
12 years ago11,662 views

I just found this login page on Google Apps.

www.google.com/a/mpwebwizard.c ...

If you take a loot at the address it mentions, it says:
beta.pages.google.com/a/mpwebw ...

Currently pages.google.com/ is used for Google Page Creator.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Hmmm.. Good Find. JotSpot = Google Page Creator 2 Beta

pooin [PersonRank 8]

12 years ago #

Perfect, a complete turn. At the moment, Google pages sucks!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's not showing anything now-- that second link is offline

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google is too smart, it intentionally leaves these pages available to public to tease them. I must say very sneaky... sneaky indeed!

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Here's the "Google Wiki" logo:


blogoscoped.com/files/more/goo ...



Originally from here – and I can assure you it's not a custom image:


www.google.com/a/ruscoe.net/im ...



I suspect they may just be using Google Pages technology to power a Wiki service. Furthermore, those Google Apps links for services you haven't yet added are quite often for non-existent domains.

Above 6 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I hope

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Small edit to this post. I just changed this:

   [...] where it's also likely that Google Presentations will finally be released.

To this:

   Also, as Google OS adds, “This conference seems the perfect place for launching the much-anticipated presentation app.”

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

If you go to wiki.google.com/ in firefox it says "Looking up wiki.google.com..." for a little while as compared to aifhs9dfhudfsdfsd.google.com which only displays it for a moment.

Anybody know how we can get a sneak peek?

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Its probably only accessible from within Google at the moment. I guess we can always hope a Googler will send out some screenshots (wishful thinking :)).

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

BTW, not only is Jotspot coming to Google Apps but it looks like Blogger (as I've mentioned before) and also YouTube may be getting added.

If you look at the CSS, you'll see the following rules:

a.startpage, a.email, a.chat, a.calendar, a.webpages, a.docs, a.blogger, a.youtube {
   background:transparent url(img/mini_icons.gif) no-repeat scroll 0%;
   float:left;
   height:20px;
   text-decoration:none;
   text-indent:-5000px;
   width:20px;
}

...

a.blogger {
   background:transparent url(img/mini_blogger.gif) no-repeat scroll 0%;
}

a.youtube {
   background:transparent url(img/yt.gif) no-repeat scroll 0%;
}

From: www.google.com/accounts/hosted ...

And here are those icons:

google.com/accounts/hosted/img/mini_icons.gif
google.com/accounts/hosted/img/mini_blogger.gif
google.com/accounts/hosted/img/yt.gif

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

businessweek.com/technology/co ...

<<To give its suite more sheen, Google is developing new features while adding others through a series of acquisitions. For example, the company is preparing a corporate version of YouTube to create videos for training and employee communications>>

Amanda Wheatcroft [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

A lot of innovation has happened with wikis in the past year, and it will be interesting to see how Google Wiki stacks up to the competition. For instance, MindTouch already offers an open source wiki and application platform that lets consumers create mashups of popular applications like Flickr, Google Maps, Microsoft Live services, etc. JotSpot was closed source, and I'm sure Google Wiki will be, too.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Update: The login page now returns a “Bad Request” message, although the Google Wiki logo is still available for now. It is, however, still possible to view the DisableService page if you sign in to your own Google Apps domain.

The page is still available in Google's cache for now:

google.com/search?q=cache%3Aht ...

Eytan Buchman [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

A lot of people have been talking about the (re)release of of Jotspot and the release of the new presentation app. I'm wondering what happened to Google Gears and integration with Google Products. While other online providers have been quick to adapt their products to offline usage with Gears, Google is straggling and letting its competitors use its own product to end it. What's more, it doesn't look like its so important to the developers; the latest update to Google Reader doesn't support Gears either. Any chance that some more integration with Gears will be announced during the conference next week?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Looking at the version number of the latest release (0.2), you'll realize that it's only a very early version and it's not mature enough to be integrated with other services (Gmail, Google Docs etc.) The Google Reader integration was more like a proof of concept.

"Gears today covers what we think is the minimal set of primitives required for offline apps. It is still a bit rough and in need of polish, but we are releasing it early because we think the best way to make Gears really useful is to evolve it into an open standard. We are releasing Gears as an open source project and we are working with Adobe, Mozilla and Opera and other industry partners to make sure that Gears is the right solution for everyone. We also want to get early feedback, community involvement, and rapid iterations." (gearsblog.blogspot.com/2007/05 ...)

JezP [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Well, that conference came and went without any such announcement from Google...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google code Project Hosting has always had Wiki code.google.com/hosting/

Do you think they'll leave it as it is or adopt the new wiki for it?

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