Jaiku’s not as Dead-pool as I Thought
First, we know the Jaiku site is currently not as responsive as it should be… Second, I know you’re all excited to hear what’s next for Jaiku and what we’ve been working on since joining Google. To be honest, a lot of our time in the early going was spent on getting to know Google
I’ve no doubt that getting everything integrated and running inside Google at Mountain View would not be an easy matter, but a complete lack of posts in the three months or so since adoption is going to lead us all to wonder what’s happening. Highly ironic given that Jaiku is a communication and presence tool to be called out on (a lack of) both.
Anyway the blog post is a good, fast reply to keep everyone calm, and should give the team some breathing space. I’ll ask for one thing, and it’s the same thing I’ve always asked for in the Jaiku client – the ability to use Wifi as a connection option. Being hard coded to use the mobile phone 3G/GPRS data only is almost unforgivable in a mobile app that works so well with the rest of the smartphone’s systems.
Shall we return to this in a month or so, dear reader?