Google released a pretty substantial update to its Google+ for iPhone app this afternoon by adding a much crisper user-interface that actually makes the app a bit more enjoyable to use. The update is very welcomed, because the first version of the Google+ app was not very well received by the community. The release notes from Google:

  • Whether you post photos or articles or text, we’re making ‘em look gooood.
  • We’re adding crisper fonts, larger profile pics and a friendlier homescreen.
  • We’re making the stream easier to scan, and easier on the eyes with overlays, gradients and other visual elements.
  • Conversations fall into view as you move forward and backward in time.
  • Optical cues (like parallax) help the mind linger on individual posts.
  • Important actions like +1 now float atop the stream, making it easy to endorse all your favorites.
Google’s Vic Gundotra said that a redesign for the Android app is coming in the next few weeks, “with a few additional surprises.”

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