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Google+ app for iOS awaits App Store approval

Those with access can use Android or the Web for Google's new social network, but an iOS app is on the way, too.

Google's iOS app for Google+ has been submitted, a Googler said.
Google's iOS app for Google+ has been submitted, a Googler said. screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET

Google has submitted an iOS app for using Google+ to Apple's App Store, a Google employee reported today on the company's new social network.

"For my iPhone using friends: the Google+ iPhone app has been submitted to the App store (no not today, sometime prior to today) and is awaiting approval," said Erica Joy, a support technician at Google, in a Google+ post today. She clarified in a comment that it's for iOS devices, not just iPhone.

Google launched Google+ with an Android app and a Web interface. The Android app is geared for small devices, though--it's workable but awkwardly stretched on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Apple's iOS devices, though, are very popular, particularly among the digital in-crowd that has managed to get access to Google+ during its restricted initial beta period.

Google also has said it will offer a Google+ API (application programming interface), a move that 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.

Via Mashable.