Google releases updated Google+ iPhone app

Google clearly wants more people to try out its Google+ service as it still has to fight off suggestions that it is a "ghost town" compared with Facebook. Today Google released a 2.0 version of its Google+ app for Android for iOS devices on Apple's App Store that offers a revamped interface.

While the App Store listing for the Google+ app doesn't really go into detail on what's new, the official Google blog has some more information on what's changed and improved in the 2.0 version. For one thing, the UI now has "crisper fonts, larger profile pics and a friendlier homescreen". The stream has also been improved with new "overlays, gradients and other visual elements" for a better user experience.

The app also has placed important actions, such as the +1 button, on top of the app's stream, or rather those actions now "float atop the stream". Google+ conversations now "fall into view as you move forward and backward in time" in the new 2.0 version.

Google has already announced that the Android version of the Google+ app will also get a big update in a few weeks, along with "a few extra surprises". Sadly, there's no word on when or even if Windows Phone owners will get their own Google+ app.

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You would of thought they would of pushed this to Android first? Or is it already on the Android Marketplace?

One thing I can honestly say, they can make a app that works period. Can we say the same for Facebook? Dedicated to those hating trolls who sip on hate-o-rade all day.

JSYOUNG571 said,
One thing I can honestly say, they can make a app that works period. Can we say the same for Facebook? Dedicated to those hating trolls who sip on hate-o-rade all day.

Honestly, I can't get it to even launch properly on my iPhone 3GS. It just crash, over and over again. That is called 'works'? Pfffftt.

I wonder how long it will be before Google pulls the plug on Google+ just like they have with other not-so-popular Google services?

Scorbing said,
I wonder how long it will be before Google pulls the plug on Google+ just like they have with other not-so-popular Google services?

The same day MS gives up on Bing xD Both are vital to each companies chosen online stratergies.