Earlier this week we introduced you to the Google + app for Android, considering it is very early day’s for Google social network we were very impressed by the app, however currently there is not an app available for iOS based devices. This means that iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners currently have a very limited user experience and no luxuries such as notifications etc.
Today we are wondering whether Google will use their new social network to increase Android’s appeal, let’s face it if Google + overtakes Twitter and Facebook people will want a great way of accessing the social network on the go, perhaps Google will give the Android app exclusive features whilst the iOS app remains relatively lackluster.
We have no reason to believe that this will happen, however the fact that the social network launched over two weeks ago and there is still no sign of an app for iPhone suggests that either Apple are taking a long time to approve the app, or an app has not yet been submitted to the app store by Google. If you check out this link it clearly states a native app is “coming soon” to iPhone.
If you look at Google + closely you will see that it ties into lots of existing Google products and services. You can turn on your smartphone which runs Android, check social networking activity on Google +, send emails via Gmail, schedule appointments using Google Calendar, get directions via Google Maps and much more. Other services and products such as Google Voice, Google Docs, Google Chrome, Chrome OS, Google Music and Google Reader show just how dominant Google are becoming, could this become a major part in Android’s success and iOS’s downfall?
With so many Google products and services now available from your mobile, Google could start giving Android apps priority and exclusivity over other platforms, we hope this isn’t the case, but it would be a clever way of promoting Android. Now that you have used Google + would you considering purchasing a smartphone with no native app? We don’t think many Google + enthusiasts would.
Do you think the Android Google + app will get priority over the iOS app?