Apple has approved the Google+ app for the iPhone and has already posted it to the iTunes App Store.
Currently, only an iPhone version of the Google+ app is available and it is still unclear whether Google will be releasing an iPad-specific app.
Google+ is Google’s attempt to compete directly with social networking site Facebook. It was launched earlier this month but it still remains under beta testing. During the company’s quarterly earnings call last week, Google’s Chief Executive Officer Larry Page told Wall Street analysts that the new social networking site already has 10 million users.
Google’s social division head Vic Gundotra said that the app may not be available immediately to everyone.
“iPhone, meet Google+,” announced Gundotra on his Google+ page. “This app should be rolling out over the next few hours.”
The iPhone app allows people publish updates to their ‘stream’ and it also lets people view posts from Google+ users nearby. The Google+ iPhone app also allows people to manage users who are in their Circles.
The app also has a ‘Huddle’ feature that allows Google+ users to set up chat rooms with their friends.
The Google+ iPhone app is now available and is free to use on any iPhone 3, 3GS or 4 devices.