Google launched Google+ – its latest social networking project few weeks back to compete with Facebook. It has received a quite a few positive reviews and is already more than 10 million users strong and growing.
Google+ allows users to put their family and friends into Circles and lets them selectively share with specific groups within their personal network, rather than sharing with all their social connections at once.
Here’s the description of the Google+ iPhone app from iTunes:
Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. Huddle lets you send super-fast messages to the people you care about most. And no matter where you are, the stream lets you stay in the loop about what your friends are sharing and where they’re checking in.
It includes the following features:
* Circles let you share the right things with just the right people.
* Stream is where you can get updates from your circles or see what people are saying about things nearby.
* Huddle is super-fast group messaging for everyone in your circles.
Here are some screenshots of the iPhone app:
So if you have jumped onto the Google+ bandwagon then download the iPhone app using this iTunes link and let us know what you think and how it compares with Facebook’s iPhone app.
Please note that it may take a few hours for the iPhone app to be available in your country so try using this direct iTunes link. It would also be great if you can give us a shout out in the comments if it is available in your country for the benefit of fellow readers.
Google has just released a new version of the app as the one that was released initially was a test version (via Google’s Vic Gundotra):
We discovered an issue with the version of the iPhone Google+ App that was on the App Store. When we launched, the App Store started serving a previous test version of the App which didn’t have the stability and fixes that the latest version had. It started serving the correct version a little later. If you downloaded within the first 1 hour 40 mins, you may have downloaded the older test version.
– Click on the gear icon on the top left of your App’s homescreen and look right above the Help button, the version number of the App should be: 22.214.171.1249
– If that is not the version number, then please uninstall and reinstall
We wonder how Google managed to get the update out so fast.
If you’ve already downloaded the older version then you can download the update via the App Store app (Updates tab) or try using this direct iTunes link to download it.
Please note it is not compatible with iOS 5.