Google has finally released the Google+ or Google Plus app for Apple iPhone. This new Google Plus app is compatible with Apple iPhone running iOS 4.0 and higher.
It is bit surprising as the app doesn’t include the support for iPod touch devices. At this moment, there’s no iPad specific Google Plus app but the users can use the service via web app. The iPhone 4/3GS/3G owners can download the Google+ app from the App Store or can visit here.
Google had already released the Google Plus App for Android devices on the same day when the social networking service was announced. The new Google Plus app is meant for and will work only with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 devices running iOS 4.0 or higher update.
The interface of the app is clean and very similar to its desktop version. The timeline appears like Facebook news feed or Twitter timeline with number of comments and the +1 clicks. The stream view needs to be pull down to refresh it and load new updates.
Google Plus App is also capable of click and upload feature which is similar to the one on the Android version of the app. Apparently the group chat Huddles is part of the same app on iOS instead of being a separate shortcut like for Android platform. Huddles also bring the Push Notifications where in user receives it every time anyone sends a message in Huddle.
Once Apple releases iOS 5.0 for all devices, the Google Plus app should ideally get an update to support the new notifications system. Hopefully that update would bring the Hangout option for the mobile devices or at least the iPad specific Google Plus should have the Hangout feature with a limit to add about 4-5 people at the same time. Also it will compete with the much rumored Facebook app for iPad.
Do note that the Google Plus social network is available only to users with age 18 and higher.