Google has updated its Google+ iPhone app a new user experience to ramp up efforts in changing the way people perceive the search giant’s social networking service.
The American Internet and software behemoth has finally finished its overhaul of the look and feel for the iPhone version of its social network Google+, which now is relatively more symmetric to its web-based counterpart. The new fonts and image sizes do serve its purposes with a more glossy appearance and user experience quite reminiscent of the Windows Phone operating system. However, the sensational look and thrilling effect will sometimes overwhelm in certain occasions, which makes it harder to navigate through the whole interface.
“We’re not interested in a mobile or social experience that’s just smaller,” said Vic Gundotra, SVP of Google, in a blog post. “We’re embracing the sensor-rich smartphone (with its touchable screen and high-density display), and transforming Google+ into something more intimate, and more expressive. Today’s new iPhone app is an important step in this direction-toward a simpler, more beautiful Google.”
Google did not merely produce a visually enticing update on the new version, but also included an option to +1 posts at the top of the stream and conversation now come into view as a user moves forward and backward in time.
Gundotra also promised that, since the iOS version received the first update with such features – a quite rare move from the company who owns Android OS, it will bring the improvements to Google+ “in the next few weeks” on its home operating system.