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Google+ for iOS Gains iPad and iPod Touch Support, Not Yet Universal

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Google 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.

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macnisse

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Interesting, will try it out...
 
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Telephoner

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If you change the UIDeviceFamily integer from 1 to 2(Info.plist) you will have a semi-native application.




 
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Mitchelino

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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 :)
 
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jpg

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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.
 
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Mitchelino

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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.
 
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artysx

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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.
 
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andylyon

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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.
 
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ScottishDuck

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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.
 
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Mal

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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
 
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zorinlynx

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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.
 
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DavidLeblond

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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.
 
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tripjammer

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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.
 
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