Google+ iOS App Awaiting Endorsement From Apple

Android maker Google Inc has submitted its Google+ app for the iOS platform to Apple, and is currently waiting for approval from the App Store, the company has revealed.

Google+ is the much-awaited social media platform from Google, which is currently undergoing extensive testing. Google, whose previous social networking offering Orkut turned out to be a massive failure across the world, besides a select few regions such as the Indian sub-continent and Brazil, seems to be quite optimistic about Google+ taking on the heavyweights such as Facebook and Twitter straight away.

“[T]he Google+ iPhone app has been submitted to the App store (no not today, sometime prior to today) and is awaiting approval,” Google technician Erica Joy said in a statement, tech website iPhoneTouch reports.

The platform is built along the same lines as Facebook, where users can share images, links, videos, locations etc. with their buddies as well as with “virtual strangers”.

Google has recently unveiled the Google+ for Android app, compatible with Android version 2.1 and above. The company also made the hugely anticipated social media offering available to a handful of mobile operating systems as a web app.