Google Plus has been all the rage the past week, with some users saying that it’s a pretty formidable alternative to Facebook. The social network already has a fully working Android app, but the iOS app has yet to land in the iTunes store. On the bright side, it seems to be waiting on Apple’s approval, so it’s pretty much ready to go. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing the app on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad in just weeks.
PC Mag reports:
“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,” Google employee Erica Joy posted on her Google+ account.
Joy later said the submission also included an iPad app.
It doesn’t seem likely that Apple will reject the application, even though it does share some functionality that will be available in future iOS versions. Features like chat and group chat in the new social networking service will become available in iMessage, iOS’s answer to services like BBM and Kik Messenger. However, because Google Plus is primarily a social network that offers much more than the handful of features that might duplicate existing or future iOS features, I really can’t see it as being grounds for rejection from the iTunes App Store.
For the folks in Mountain View, getting the application approved is a big deal given the importance of mobile adoption and use is for the success of the service.
Is anyone out there using Google Plus on a daily basis? Are you hoping it gets onto the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad soon? If not, are you still waiting on an invite or are you just not that interested in joining another social networking service and spreading your online presence too thin? Let us know your thoughts!
[Via: PC Mag]