Google+ iOS app released for iPad and iPod Touch

While Google released an app for its Google+ social networking service for Apple's iPhone a little while ago, users of Apple's iPad and iPod touch devices were left in the lurch when it came to getting their own versions of the app. That changed today as Apple now is letting the Google+ iOS app be downloaded for the iPod touch and iPad. 9to5Mac.com reports that people who expect a more tricked out version of the Google+ app for the iPad are going to be disappointed.

The story reports that the iPad version of the Google+ app just doubles the screen resolution of the original iPhone version of the app, rather than making the app work natively with all of the extra features that the iPad can be used for. This sounds similar to Facebook users who have been waiting patiently for an iPad native app for its own social networking service. In addition to adding the iPad and iPod touch, the new version of the Google+ iOS app also adds huddle settings along with aggregated circle add notifications.

Of course Google has already launched a Google+ app for its own Android smartphone operating system. There are rumors that a Google+ app for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system is also in the works. Google still has yet to launch Google+ openly; it is still an invite only service. Launched late in June Google+, even with its invite only stance, has still managed to bring in over 25 million users, according to one third party source.

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Microsoft Expert said,
I never used Google+ can someone tell me what it's like and what's so special abou it?

It's basically like Facebook, but with a nicer UI and no game request(at the moment).
Also your friends and family members are probably not on there yet.

Microsoft Expert said,
I never used Google+ can someone tell me what it's like and what's so special abou it?

You can edit your posts....share it with people who you want to in a much more clear way.....can follow people (much like twitter) and their public posts would be visible to you....

Microsoft Expert said,
I never used Google+ can someone tell me what it's like and what's so special abou it?

It's a bit like Facebook but without a lot of the useful and great features.

Mohitster said,

You can edit your posts....share it with people who you want to in a much more clear way.....can follow people (much like twitter) and their public posts would be visible to you....

Editing posts is a nightmare for users.

Say someone posts "I love chocolate!"

And a friend comments: "Totally agree!"

Then that first person edits his post to say "Wasn't the holocaust awesome?"


As you can see, editing posts can be very terrible, since the following comments aren't made aware of the change.

Callum said,

It's a bit like Facebook but without a lot of the useful and great features.

What features? Only thing I can think of is events but I'm sure there will be some Google calendar integration coming soon.

andrewbares said,

Editing posts is a nightmare for users.

Say someone posts "I love chocolate!"

And a friend comments: "Totally agree!"

Then that first person edits his post to say "Wasn't the holocaust awesome?"


As you can see, editing posts can be very terrible, since the following comments aren't made aware of the change.


I wouldn't say it's terrible. I do think there needs to be a time limit (30 seconds to a minute or so) to allow editing.