The Google+ iPhone app finally comes to the Philippine AppStore!
It's been a long, agonizing wait for fangirls like me using non-jailbroken iPhones.
I have been tweeting like crazy the moment I found out that a native iPhone app for Google+ has been released only to be heartbroken when I found out it's initially available to the US AppStore.
That means you need a US Apple AppStore (iTunes) account in order to download the app otherwise you're stuck with the web/mobile site until it reaches your local AppStore.
And did I mention how painfully annoying the web app is? Ugh. I will spare you the negative vibes by not retelling my experience with it. Let me just say that it was frustrating to create a web app shortcut ("Add to Homescreen") option on mobile Safari which persistently asks me for my password each time I tapped on the shortcut.
In fact, I blame my recent absence on Google+ entirely to the lack of a native app.
I don't have the luxury of sitting in front of a desktop/laptop all day. My online activity, like most people nowadays owes 99% of it from my iPhone.
If a social network requires me to open Safari, it ain't pretty. Ain't cool. Because, you know, I'm a busy person (not!).
Anyway, so this is how my main screen looks (before) with the web app short.
See the 3rd icon right there? Yep, that's my lame version of Google+ then.
Now, look at the same spot below. You see the difference? That's the super cool Google+ native iPhone app! Fresh off the AppStore! :)
This is how the app's main screen looks like.
This is my stream. You can swipe between "Circles", "Incoming" and "Nearby".
Tapping the Photos menu brings you to your uploaded photos and photos locally stored on your iPhone. All it takes is a tap to upload/share them to your Google+ account.
Wow. It's like my prayers been heard. Now, let's see if this actually makes me hang-out longer on Google+ from now on. But I have a strong feeling I will.
Have you downloaded the Google+ iPhone app? How was your experience with it?
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