Come See Twiliobot at the Google Wave Meetup Monday Night!

If you’re in our neck of the woods, drop by the Bay Area Google Wave Meetup in Palo Alto tomorrow night at 6:30pm to see Evan Cooke demo the latest version of our Google Wave robot: Twiliobot.

Twiliobot was originally conceived and built at the Google I/O hack-a-thon on the same day that Google Wave was unveiled to the world, and it has been featured on the Google Wave Developer blog.  When Twiliobot is added to a wave, it turns phone numbers into click-to-call links, adding to the ways Wave is becoming a unified communications tool.

To get an idea of how it works watch this short video:

What is Google Wave Anyway?

There is a lot of debate about what Google Wave will be used for, but the idea is that you can use Wave to communicate with friends in real-time and foster collaboration.  The easiest way I’ve foudn to describe a “Wave” is that it is like an email thread, where all the participants can see publicly shared messages and can thread comments from any portion of the text.  It also is a lot like a wiki.

Robots, like Twiliobot, as well as gadgets come into play when participants in a wave want to add some kind of outside functionality like a map, auto-blogging of changes to the wave, translate languages, or other advanced features.

When Can I Start Using Google Wave?

For now Google is releasing Wave slowly to early adopters to test out the platform, and you can request an invitation to use the service.