Big update to the Google+ iOS app

Hot on the heels of the Google+ Android app update last week, Google has pushed out an update to the iOS version as well.  New features include:

  • Instant Upload!  This has been one of my favorite features in the Android app, and it’s finally on iOS.
  • The What’s Hot stream.
  • Shake your phone to send feedback.
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

You can get it in the iTunes app store here.

The video below is a reminder of why Instant Upload is so awesome.

New version of the Google+ iPhone app released

Google just pushed out a fresh version of the Google+ iOS app, and it has some much-needed improvements:

Version 0.1.0.1938

  • Support for iPod touch & iPad devices
  • Hide one-on-one Huddles
  • Customize the main stream view to show streams from individual circles
  • Start a new Huddle from profile
  • Set permissions for who can start a huddle with you
  • Fix for +mentions
  • Various speed and performance improvements
The iPad support and performance improvements are huge!  If you have an iOS device, you should be able to find the updated app in the app store.

Google+ iPhone app finally released!

Apple has just approved the Google+ iOS app, and you can get it now!  Here is the iTunes link, and the application is free of charge.

It seems quite similar to the Android app, which is a good thing. Slashgear has a good look at the app. iOS users, try it out and share your thoughts in the comments section below!

The Google+ app for iPhone has been submitted to Apple for approval

We all knew that an iOS app for Google+ was coming eventually, but no one has known if the app was still being built by Google or if it had been submitted to Apple for approval.  Now we know: it’s in Apple’s hands.

Earlier today, Googler Erica Joy made it very clear in a post on Google+:

For my iPhone using friends: the Google+ iPhone app has been submitted to the App store (no not today, sometime prior to today) and is awaiting approval.

No telling when it might arrive, but I’d expect it within a week or two.  Of course, this helps to showcase a major downside to Apple’s app approval process — the Android app has already been updated twice with minor bug fixes, and it’s only been out a few days.  If there are any bugs in the iOS app, it’ll take weeks to get the bug fixes approved for the app store.

There’s the added advantage of Android having the auto-upload option for photos, which can be quite awesome — and Apple will almost certainly deny for the iOS app.  For example, I shot a handful of photos at my daughter’s birthday party yesterday.  While we continued to play, the photos silently uploaded in the background.  When we settled down after eating cake, I was able to create an album for them on my phone and show them off in a matter of seconds.  It’s brilliant!

It’ll be interesting to see what features are included when it’s finally released.