The concept of a government lab is the latest initiative from Google. The goal is to develop products that meet public needs and meet expectations. Its philosophy is to make products fast. The products are prototypes, so it is easier to test them quickly. The company uses user feedback to improve the products and eliminates products that don’t meet expectations. The company treats failed projects with pride and keeps working on new ideas to improve the existing ones.
But there are a lot of duds from Google Labs, which makes this program so much more interesting. Most of these projects are a complete waste of time. But the few success stories have been enough to make the program worthwhile. While the company has experienced plenty of failures, the success of the projects shows its commitment to innovative thinking. The company is willing to test ideas before launching them, and it has a great track record of launching successful products.
Many of the projects in Google Labs have proven to be a waste of time. Some of them were completely useless. Some were even totally worthless. Play, for instance, tried to make reading RSS feeds more interesting. Tashkeel, meanwhile, was an app to help find missing diacritics in Arabic texts. Another project was Realtime MyTracks, a virtual reality application that allowed users to track Team HTC on the Tour de France.