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Google+ App for iPhone Released, Instant Hit despite Initial Glitches

Search engine giant Google has finally dished out a Google+ app for the Apple iPhone, following the launch of the Android app.

In less than a day after the app was rolled out, the Google+ for iPhone app has become the top free application on the platform, edging out ‘Draw ‘n’ Go: Awesomeness!’ app.

The app moved to become the top free app on the App Store despite the glitches it was marred with when it was launched.

Soon after users had started downloading the app, reports of freezes and glitches started pouring in. Google later explained that for the first 1 hour and 40 minutes, the Apple App Store was serving an old test version of the app instead of the new and stable one.

The company advised the users experiencing the glitch to uninstall and download the app again.

“We discovered an issue with the version of the iPhone Google+ App that was on the App Store. When we launched, the App Store started serving a previous test version of the App which didn't have the stability and fixes that the latest version had,” Google+ mobile product manager Punit Soni said in a post.

“It started serving the correct version a little later. If you downloaded within the first 1 hour 40 mins, you may have downloaded the older test version,” he added.

Ravi Mandalia
Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.