After a two-and-a-half-week wait, the Google+ native application has finally arrived on Apple's iOS platform.
The new app, which is a free download, is currently aimed at iPhone users. It joins Google+'s Android application, giving users outside of the browser a way to keep up with happenings on the increasingly popular social network, which is still invitation-only and is operating in what the company is calling a "field trial."
At the launch of Google+, iPhone users had been left with a mobile browser-optimized version. A note by Google employee Erica Joy earlier this month pointed out that the iOS version had been submitted to Apple for approval.
The native version of Google+ follows similar user interface cues from Facebook's app, featuring a home screen of sorts with different features in finger-friendly locations. This is slightly different from the list of buttons found in the company's mobile Web version. Included is the news stream, huddle group text chat, and the Circles contact manager.… Read more