Google+ app coming to Apple's iOS devices

Google's recently launched Google+ social networking service can only be used via web browsers but that could soon change. An app made by Google for users to access Google+ is coming soon-ish for Apple's iOS devices. The actual app has been submitted to Apple for approval today, according to a post by Google's Erica Joy on her Google+ page. That means that owners of the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices will soon be able to access their Google+ accounts.

Google+ exploded without prior notice on the Internet a couple of weeks ago with Google aiming to go after the audience that currently enjoys Facebook with features such as "Circles". There was a mad rush to obtain invites to join Google+ but the company has kept the free flow of invites down due to much higher than expected demand. Banking on this, there is now the threat that some people have been receiving false Google+ invites via email. However as CNN.com reports, many of those "invites" only lead to adds where people can purchase male "enhancement" pills. It's also likely that some invites could hide downloads of malware or other virus.

Meanwhile, there are reports that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gotten his own Google+ invite and set up an account. Sky News reports that Zuckerberg seems to have confirmed that he is on Google+ via a text that was later tweeted by blogger Robert Scoble.

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If Google activate 500,000 Android devices each day, why not add the users automatically to Google+ during the activation process ? By this Google+ will pass Facebooks's number of users in 4 years :-)

Definately interested: sick of looking at advertisements that all my friends "like.". Thanks Sally S. Im happy to know you use swifter sweaper!

I started hating facebook when companies realized it was a tremdous marketing gimmick. The hard part is convincing all my sheeple friends to not use Facebook, however.

lmathews said,
op means "can only be used via web browsers or the Android app"?

Hope they change the regional restrictions on the App; currently unavailable in Ireland (elsewhere too I presume) on Market. Course works just fine on installing the apk manually.

[5 years ago]There is no way that something called FaceBook will ever take on MySpace [/5 years ago]


anything is possible?

bdsams said,
[5 years ago]There is no way that something called FaceBook will ever take on MySpace [/5 years ago]
Exactly. Google+ may or may not be it though.

anything is possible?


stevan said,
There is no way that something called Google+ will ever take on Facebook.

So two good social networks can't coexist? Why does one need to take over the other?

vette said,

So two good social networks can't coexist? Why does one need to take over the other?

We already have many co-existing, they just fill different niches.

/Not saying that Google+ will or won't co-exist or supplant Facebook

stevan said,
There is no way that something called Google+ will ever take on Facebook.

I logged on it earlier today and I think its a strong possibility that it could take on facebook, its very clean and runs smoothly and is not overloaded with the crap that is now on facebook. Also the circles feature allows you to separate your friends/family/collegues etcetc in a way that facebook doesnt allow meaning it gives you the ability to share what you want with whom you want selectively.

Giggity said,

I logged on it earlier today and I think its a strong possibility that it could take on facebook, its very clean and runs smoothly and is not overloaded with the crap that is now on facebook.

Didn't facebook start out like that?

stevan said,
There is no way that something called Google+ will ever take on Facebook.

Stupid comment award. It's way too early for such comments. Congratulations, you win an award.