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MacRumors
Aug 8, 2011, 12:21 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/08/google_plus_ios_icon.jpg

Google today updated its Google+ (http://appshopper.com/social-networking/google-2) app for iOS devices, most notably adding support for the iPad and iPod touch. The app had debuted (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/19/google-debuts-in-app-store/) 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 improvementsGoogle+ is Google's new social networking service that has seen relatively rapid adoption as a competitor to Facebook and other social sites.

Article Link: Google+ for iOS Gains iPad and iPod Touch Support, Not Yet Universal (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/08/google-for-ios-gains-ipad-and-ipod-touch-support-not-yet-universal/)



AAPLaday
Aug 8, 2011, 12:24 PM
And yet relatively speaking i bet they have a native iPad release before FB does

macnisse
Aug 8, 2011, 12:25 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; sv-se) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

Interesting, will try it out...

Telephoner
Aug 8, 2011, 12:27 PM
If you change the UIDeviceFamily integer from 1 to 2(Info.plist) you will have a semi-native application.
http://cl.ly/97E8/Stratus_App_2011-08-08_at_08_12_20_PM.png
http://cl.ly/97BV/Stratus_App_2011-08-08_at_08_15_40_PM.png
http://cl.ly/97a9/Stratus_App_2011-08-08_at_08_26_16_PM.png
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http://cl.ly/98Pq/Stratus_App_2011-08-08_at_08_31_26_PM.png

Mitchelino
Aug 8, 2011, 12:29 PM
Yay! Though the mobile version of Google+ works great on my iPod, it has no way of uploading photos. So glad the native app is available on iPod/iPad now :)

thacube
Aug 8, 2011, 12:31 PM
now theres a message for iOS 5.0 beta users

jpg
Aug 8, 2011, 12:36 PM
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.

Mitchelino
Aug 8, 2011, 12:43 PM
Is it so hard to create a iPad version?
The iPhone layout is pretty simple and you just need to create another nib file...

In the meantime iPad users can use the mobile Google+ website. Worked fine for me on my iPod when the app was iPhone only.

But look how long it took Facebook to release an iPad version. I'm pretty sure Google will release one a few years faster, but I think they are doing pretty damn good for a social networking site that still isn't open to the public.

artysx
Aug 8, 2011, 12:45 PM
Telephoner
Can you show how stream looks like?
Does it work only on jailbroken device? I've tried on my iPad but it crashes on start.

andylyon
Aug 8, 2011, 12:46 PM
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.

Northgrove
Aug 8, 2011, 12:51 PM
Even this 2x UI on iPad is more convenient than the ugly mobile web UI for me.

ScottishDuck
Aug 8, 2011, 12:54 PM
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.

Mal
Aug 8, 2011, 12:55 PM
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

John.B
Aug 8, 2011, 12:56 PM
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.

zorinlynx
Aug 8, 2011, 12:56 PM
No native iPad version, but the iPhone one looks pretty good with Retinapad installed.

By the way, does anyone have any idea why Retinapad isn't default behavior? It's such common sense that I'm surprised Apple hasn't implemented it.

How about on iOS 5 on the iPad? I haven't tried that yet as I'm not a dev.

Craiger
Aug 8, 2011, 01:06 PM
now theres a message for iOS 5.0 beta users

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

mazz0
Aug 8, 2011, 01:26 PM
now theres a message for iOS 5.0 beta users

Yet ironically it all seems to work now! :D

Porco
Aug 8, 2011, 01:27 PM
Google+.... Not Yet Universal

Ironic, given Apple's icon for universal iOS apps... !

mazz0
Aug 8, 2011, 01:27 PM
Yet ironically it all seems to work now! :D

OMG - that's what :D looks like on here? That's ghastly! Is there any way to change it, short of custom CSS in my browser?

zweigand
Aug 8, 2011, 02:07 PM
Excellent news. Now I can turn off email notifications.

drummerdude1390
Aug 8, 2011, 02:21 PM
won't work on the 2nd gen. iPod Touch running iOS 4.0...... hmm....

tripjammer
Aug 8, 2011, 03:07 PM
Seems to work on IOS 5 Beta 5. Does not crash like it did before.

DavidLeblond
Aug 8, 2011, 03:11 PM
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.

tripjammer
Aug 8, 2011, 03:18 PM
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.


Still better than the Facebook app...but we all know Zuckerberg is coming out with a new facebook app with Ipad support...that one will be awesome.

DavidLeblond
Aug 8, 2011, 03:23 PM
Still better than the Facebook app...but we all know Zuckerberg is coming out with a new facebook app with Ipad support...that one will be awesome.

I actually don't mind the current Facebook app. I know I'm in the minority though.

bushido
Aug 8, 2011, 03:46 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; de-de) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

still havent found any use for google+ i signed in like once. looks to plain and grey too

Telephoner
Aug 8, 2011, 04:37 PM
Telephoner
Can you show how stream looks like?
Does it work only on jailbroken device? I've tried on my iPad but it crashes on start.

Yes, you need a jailbroekn device and iFile to make it work as a native app on iPad.
If you don't have a jailbroken device you can always run it in 2x mode.

Here is a screenshot from stream :

http://cl.ly/98L5/Stratus_App_2011-08-09_at_12_28_39_AM.png

PlaceofDis
Aug 8, 2011, 06:48 PM
i'm confounded that there isn't a fully functional iPad app at this point.

brengla
Aug 9, 2011, 05:27 AM
It seems a touch more stable than the last version but MAN that's one ghastly app.


I get a headache looking at that freakishly ugly tab bar!!

shakethebabyass
Aug 9, 2011, 05:31 AM
Finally, it works on my iphone 4 CDMA with IOS 5 Beta 5 =)

mazz0
Aug 9, 2011, 08:08 AM
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!)?

a.jfred
Aug 9, 2011, 12:43 PM
I'm asking as someone who's never programmed an app for the iPhone: is it really that hard to implement landscape keyboard support? The lack of in-app editing of posts I can understand (to a degree), but being resigned to a portrait-oriented keyboard is driving me nuts.

tbealmear
Aug 9, 2011, 02:22 PM
I'd really like to just have a native iPad app. Hopefully they can come out with this one soon. I bet it would be very useful.

Glideslope
Aug 9, 2011, 02:42 PM
g+ is going to be big. Get on the Beta Train now. :apple:

Gemütlichkeit
Aug 10, 2011, 01:41 PM
Blah app :-/

davedude
Aug 10, 2011, 02:03 PM
g+ is going to be big. Get on the Beta Train now. :apple:

Won't overthrow Facebook anytime soon.

Who wants to sign up for yet ANOTHER social network? Not me. Not anyone I know.

phamtuanchip
Aug 17, 2011, 08:49 PM
Image (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/08/google-for-ios-gains-ipad-and-ipod-touch-support-not-yet-universal/)


Image (http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/08/google_plus_ios_icon.jpg)

Google today updated its Google+ (http://appshopper.com/social-networking/google-2) app for iOS devices, most notably adding support for the iPad and iPod touch. The app had debuted (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/19/google-debuts-in-app-store/) 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.Google+ is Google's new social networking service that has seen relatively rapid adoption as a competitor to Facebook and other social sites.

Article Link: Google+ for iOS Gains iPad and iPod Touch Support, Not Yet Universal (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/08/google-for-ios-gains-ipad-and-ipod-touch-support-not-yet-universal/)
And it is not for other market (only US )

John.B
Aug 17, 2011, 11:01 PM
And it is not for other market (only US )

Probably just as well. If Google decides your name doesn't fit their standards, they'll just disable your account anyway.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/violetblue/google-plus-deleting-accounts-en-masse-no-clear-answers/567