Google Plus First Look

Google Plus First Look

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Google Plus iPhone App Review

Google+ is the new hot social-networking site in town and has captured the hearts, imaginations and user-ship of millions in just a few short weeks. It’s now estimated to have over 10 million users and impressive engagement statistics along with the some all-star supporters. It has however, until now, not had an iPhone App!

Google+ has a couple of fundamental differences to the Facebooks of the world – most notable is the group-nature of contact organisation which encourages sharing with groups of people on an opt-in basis and which makes organising fun through, frankly, super-cool circles in HTML 5 on the desktop browser.

The Google+ mobile-web experience is lacking and so this app has been much-awaited. Let’s see how it stacks up!

The good:

  • Push notifications for Google+ events
  • Photo browsing is well-implemented and commenting is easy
  • It’s a great iPhone-native experience over Google+

The not-so-good:

  • No video chat in huddles
  • The Circles interface on the iPhone is basic and lacks the cool factor that makes it appealing on the web
  • It crashes a *lot* on iOS 5

Overall – this brings Google+ to the iPhone; nothing amazing here, but a much-needed native interface to enable Google+ to compete on the same level as Facebook and Twitter.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Check out this new app and download it for your iPhone. Most anticipated, entertaining app out in 2011. ” A-Hole Adam”

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