Embed Google Wave In Your Website...FINALLY!

Since the launch of Google Wave's preview, one of the major gripes was the fact that you needed to be invited in or have an account to participate in a Wave discussion.  At the beginning of the month, Google announced an embed API that allows you to embed a Wave into any website and select who can see it.  

It works very similar to acces inside of Wave so if you add only a few participants, they will be the only ones that can see the content.  However, if you make the wave public (hint: add public 'at' a.gwave.com) everyone will be able to see the wave's content.  Now that you can also control access (read/write), giving the public group (mentioned above) write access will allow anyone to log in with their wave login or login anonymously and participate.

How do you do it?  

  1. Go to your Google Wave account, do you remember what that is? :-) 
  2. Find the wave you want to embed and open it.  
  3. Copy the URL out of your browsers address bar.
  4. Go to the Google Web Elements site for Wave, paste in the URL and follow the instructions.
  5. Copy the embed code and paste it into your site! That's it! 

Below is the wave I took notes in at SolidWorks World 2010 for the SolidWorks 2011 sneak peak, enjoy! ~Lou