google plus ios iconGoogle 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.

Top Rated Comments

Porco Avatar
167 months ago
Google+.... Not Yet Universal

Ironic, given Apple's icon for universal iOS apps... !
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ScottishDuck Avatar
167 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AAPLaday Avatar
167 months ago
And yet relatively speaking i bet they have a native iPad release before FB does
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Craiger Avatar
167 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
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mazz0 Avatar
167 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!)?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
John.B Avatar
167 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.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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