Monday, December 03, 2007

» JotSpot to power new Google Sites in 2008 | Between the Lines |

» JotSpot to power new Google Sites in 2008 | Between the Lines | "The usually tight-lipped Google revealed a few details on plans for Google Apps at a presentation in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where the company headquarters its AdWords team.

Helge: They break the silence about JotSpot.

Scott Johnston, a product manager for Google collaboration products, pitched members of the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce on the benefits of Google Apps and dribbled out some future product info. Andrew Miller of Your Search Advisor was there to capture Johnston’s forward looking statements, including support for Google Gears for offline support for Google Apps (Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Gmail, Calendar).

Helge: JobSpot will expand...

In addition, Grand Central (a single phone number for all your phones) is a “huge priority” for integration into Google Apps. JotSpot, the wiki application service that Google acquired in October 2006, will finally be integrated into Google Apps as Google Sites, an expansion of Google Page Creator.

Helge: It tooks some time. The page creator isn't a bad idea.

JotSpot founder Joe Kraus, who is now Google’s director of product management, has said that the hold up has been moving the software to Google’s infrastructure. Sites will provide a foundation for developing collaborative applications such as for project management. It’s not clear from the data available if the JotSpot name goes away, but it would make sense."

Helge: Wait and see.

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