Google, with the release of Google+, has created another virtual society for your cyber life to live. In a move to overtake Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook phenomena, the company’s year-long project has culminated in evolving the search engine into one giant social networking site.
Google has already made the site available on Android and mobile web, and the search giant is now looking to unleash it into Cupertino’s products as well. The Google+ app has been submitted to the App Store sometime back, and is now waiting in line for approval.
Now that’s a fast move. We did expect it to break into the iPad and iPhone arena, but we didn’t expect it to do so soon. That fact that, now, only the approval is needed shows that Google isn’t playing slow on the social networking field.
The app on Android does look nice in smaller screens, but guess it needs to update itself for the big screen space of the tablets. Based on App Store’s previous approval experiences, we think Google+ should gain the seal within a fortnight.
The search giant also said it will be providing a Google+ API (application programming interface), which would make it possible for other programmers to build Google+ apps.
An API lets software, not just people, interact with a service, so programmers can create a new interface for a service or potentially build broader services on top of it.
Google+ is still in its Beta mode and you can’t get in unless you have an invitation. But even then the site is reportedly a hit and is now the hot topic in social networking circles.
The site’s still in its infant stage and it needs to come up with more stuff if it has to stay on par with Facebook.Did you get a Google+ invite?
Tell us all about it while we wait for the iOS app to materialize.