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Google+ hits the Ipad and Ipod Touch

Social networking application is updated
Tue Aug 09 2011, 09:05

INTERNET SEARCH GIANT Google has updated its Google+ application for IOS devices, bringing the social network that's not Facebook to the Ipad and Ipod touch.

Punit Soni, lead product manager for Google+ Mobile fittngly used his Google+ account to announce the release.

"Happy Monday! To help fight off any start-of-the-work-week blues, a new version of our Google+ iPhone app (v will be rolling out in the Appstore over the next few hours. Get it hot off the presses from: (link to Apple store)," he said.

The release was introduced on Youtube in a video walkthrough of the application on the newly added devices. Many of the features will be familiar to anyone that uses the social networking application on a mobile device, and judging by what we have seen it looks like a rather smooth experience.

Perhaps with an eye on the privacy failings of other, similar services, Google+ technical lead Sharvil Nanavati said that users would find setting their controls a easy task, and he added that the secure settings icon was clearly displayed on the homescreen.

Apparently there is a "secret way" to bring up a stream selection icon. We take this to mean that someone bungled the UI programming. But maybe that's just us. µ


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