Google+ for iOS Gains iPad and iPod Touch Support, Not Yet Universal

Google today updated its Google+ app for iOS devices, most notably adding support for the iPad and iPod touch. The app had debuted nearly three weeks ago as an iPhone-only offering.

Unfortunately, while the app will now run on the iPad, the new version of Google+ is not yet a universal application. Consequently, it does not offer an iPad-optimized interface and is instead limited to displaying the iPhone interface at either 1x or 2x size.
What's New in Version 1.0.2.1966

- Huddle settings
- Aggregated circle add notifications
- iPod touch & iPad support
- Performance and stability improvements
Google+ is Google's new social networking service that has seen relatively rapid adoption as a competitor to Facebook and other social sites.



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104 months ago

Google+.... Not Yet Universal


Ironic, given Apple's icon for universal iOS apps... !
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104 months ago
And yet relatively speaking i bet they have a native iPad release before FB does
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104 months ago

Is it so hard to create a iPad version?
The iPhone layout is pretty simple and you just need to create another nib file...

But I don't care. I will not use Google+ even if all my friends should join it (no one has yet). Google knows too much about everybody already.


Whereas having facebook own and sell your information is a great alternative, clearly.
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104 months ago

now theres a message for iOS 5.0 beta users


But the stream seems to load for me now in iOS 5! :D
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104 months ago

now theres a message for iOS 5.0 beta users

That's what beta software is. Better that warning than the odd random crash for no apparent reason.
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104 months ago

It seems a touch more stable than the last version but MAN that's one ghastly app.

EDIT: mazz0, didn't mean to steal your word it must have been stuck in my head from reading the thread.


Haha, don't worry, consider it opensource :)

I don't mind the app, except for the home screen - I don't normally mind the flat look, but that screen is just TOO dull, not helped by that horrible light-light-grey. Yuck.

I'd like to see hang-outs included though.

I don't mind the Facebook app either - what's everyone's problem with that? Admittedly I don't have much experience with it as Facebook's full of meaningless banal rubbish, as opposed to interesting nerdy stuff in Google+!

Regarding iPad compatibility - what's wrong with browser based versions on iPad (except in iOS 5 where Safari keeps crashing, obviously!)?
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104 months ago

Is it so hard to create a iPad version?
The iPhone layout is pretty simple and you just need to create another nib file...

But I don't care. I will not use Google+ even if all my friends should join it (no one has yet). Google knows too much about everybody already.


The service isn't even out of beta, they didn't even need to make an iPhone version yet never mind an iPad version.
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104 months ago

The service isn't even out of beta, they didn't even need to make an iPhone version yet never mind an iPad version.


It's Google, it'll be in beta for the next 5 years. They don't want to wait that long.

jW
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104 months ago
i'm confounded that there isn't a fully functional iPad app at this point.
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