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Google+ iPhone App Shoots to Top of iTunes

Google+ iPhone App Shoots to Top of iTunes

It seems that there is quite some demand for Google's new social networking site, as their recently launched iPhone app for Google+ was released this week and almost immediately rose to the top of the iTunes chart.

Google's newest social media venture was launched around three weeks ago, along with an app designed for Android phones, and so it was only a matter of time before an iOS version of the app was released.

The iPhone app is all but identical to its Android counterpart, giving users all of Google+'s vital features, including "Huddles" group chat, "Circles" for grouping your Google+ friends together, and the "Stream" of updates from people in your Circles.

Within hours of launching the iOS app, Google+ released an update for the app, which addressed teething bug in the original app. The update included easier photo attachment to posts, blocking unwanted Huddle messages, and fixes for minor bugs.

The Google+ iOS app is currently only available for iPhones running 3.1 or higher versions of the iOS software, although Punit Soni, head of mobile development for Google+, has promised that there will be corresponding apps available for the iPad and iPod Touch very soon.

Punit Soni said of the update: "When we launched, the App Store started serving a previous test version of the App which didn't have the stability and fixes that the latest version had. It started serving the correct version a little later."

Currently, Google+ can only be accessed by invite only, although whispers are abound that it will be made available to all towards the end of this month.

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