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APEX 4.0 PlugIn for Google Wave

Better late than never...
I am also happily playing around with APEX 4.0 and busy creating some PlugIns. The first one is rather simple (once you get the hang of it). It can show you a Google Wave by just entering the Wave ID (ok, and a width and height for your convenience).
If you have a Google Wave account you can see the results and download the PlugIn on : http://tryapexnow.com/apex/f?p=PLUGINS:GOOGLEWAVE.

More to come ... : as you can see in the Wave, there are lots of good ideas on PlugIns!!

Comments

Patrick Wolf said…
Looks like the URL doesn't work.
Roel said…
What URL? This one: http://tryapexnow.com/apex/f?p=PLUGINS:GOOGLEWAVE
?? Seems to work for me (FF & Safari)...
Hi Roel,

I just tried and the link doesn't work.

Martin
Roel said…
otherwise try 9872:2 instead of PLUGINS:GOOGLEWAVE in the URL
Surachart said…
nice -)
work on http://tryapexnow.com/apex/f?p=9872:2:2516381878495629
Hi Roel

In order to make the wave plugin to run on apex 4.0 production i had to change the code to this

function render_wave (
p_region in apex_plugin.t_region,
p_plugin in apex_plugin.t_plugin,
p_is_printer_friendly in boolean )
return apex_plugin.t_region_render_result

and at the end:

return null;
end render_wave;


It is great and i am using it in a prototype to one offer we are working with :-)

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