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Google+ iOS App Gets a ‘Sense and Soul’ Update

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Google+ for iOS has been updated today, and the app looks great. It flows well and is a much cleaner experience than its initial debut. It looks great, but the big question is: will I start using it?

Here’s how Google describes the new ‘sense and soul’ of the new update:

A feast for the eyes
Full-bleed photos and videos are cool. But you know what’s really cool? Content so immersive it remakes your mobile device into a rich carousel of beloved memories and breaking news. That’s the Google+ experience we aspire to, and today’s release helps us get closer:

  • 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

A stream you can swim in
Looks alone aren’t enough—you also need an app that’s fast and fluid. Even a simple swipe gesture can inspire the same “wheeee!” as the bubble wands and ball pits we enjoy(ed) as kids. So today’s update pays special attention to fun and performance:

  • 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

When you launch the app it’s a much cleaner interface. As you scroll down new updates appear via a fade in effect. Tapping the menu at the top gives you instant access to your circles, profile and more.

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