Free Google+ for iPhone app debuts in Apple App Store

Google has released their free Google+ for iPhone app via Apple’s App Store:

Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. Huddle lets you send super-fast messages to the people you care about most. And no matter where you are, the stream lets you stay in the loop about what your friends are sharing and where they’re checking in.

• Circles let you share the right things with just the right people.
• Stream is where you can get updates from your circles or see what people are saying about things nearby.
• Huddle is super-fast group messaging for everyone in your circles.

Compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4. Requires iOS 3.1 or later

Google+ is only available for users 13 and older.

More info and download link via Apple’s App Store here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Kevin Schroeder” for the heads up.]


  1. Good to see a Facebook alternative gaining some traction. However, I’d like one that did not involve a “privacy concerns” company. Aka, not an ads based company.

    But still cool. I hope it takes off….or apple steps up in the near future.

    1. I agree with you besides who would be crazy enough to use this type of Google app at all or any social networking site where one plasters true or untrue stuff for everyone to view? Pick up the bloody phone and call or use Face Time. As a last resort ummm Skype?

  2. Does not seem to be available in Canada. Acording to Mac4Ever it is avalaible in France and it is not working. When I click on “here” (your news) it says I do not have the last version? This is false, I check?

    1. Don’t know why they would exclude those devices (lazy?) but I did come across a 3rd party app that says it’s compatible with the iPod touch and iPad. However it’s not a universal app so it will not be optimized for iPad.

      App 4 Google+ by Simone Morellato (.99)

      Haven’t tried it yet but I thought I would throw it out there.

      1. shows up w/ the new MDN link–but it doesn’t show up using a search.

        **AND BTW–>once you get it downloaded they tell you it’s “Invite Only”.

        1. I found it in th app store, and I have a Google+ account, i just signed in and it worked ok. Crashes a lot thoough, probably because I’m using iOS 5 Beta 3

        2. @m,

          The way the iTunes store works is that things get placed first, and then slowly the item propagates through the indexes and directories. When the item is placed, the publisher gets a URL that they can use to promote. At first, it won’t be searchable or found via browsing, but using the URL works.

          I know this, because I see it happen all the time with stuff I publish in the iTunes Store (it happens with apps, podcasts, music, etc…)

          In this case, MDN got the URL from some source before the app had propagated through the indexes. Thus, consider it “breaking” and more importantly, useful news.

          Of course it’s “Invite Only”, as the service itself is still that way. If you need an invite, I can send you one. I just need an email address (post it cryptically if you wish).

  3. I think the name is poor. Instead of Google+ it should have been named Google Spot which is then shortened to GSpot.

    Then we can talk about trying to find the GSpot and how you need an invite to find the GSpot and how sometimes even then you can’t find it. The jokes would never end.

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