Aug. 9, 2011 at 11:13 AM ET
As soon as the Google+ app became available for the iPhone, folks started pleading for iPad support to be added. Well, it's here now — along with iPod Touch optimization— but it might not be what everyone was hoping for.
The change came when the official Google+ app found in the Apple App Store became a universal app — meaning that it can now run on various iOS devices. At that point, iPod Touch and iPad users were finally granted access to what their iPhone-carrying friends have been enjoying for a while. The iPad users got the short end of the stick though: The iPad version of the Google+ app is basically just a scaled up version of the iPhone app — it doesn't feel optimized for the tablet's large display.
That pesky issue aside though, the Google+ app has definitely improved since we first saw it. A lot of the stability issues which initially plagued us have disappeared and the app appears to run more smoothly.