Google+ for iOS Refreshes Stream Design, Adds Communities
Google today pushed out an update to its iOS Google+ application that mirrors many of the changes offered to Android devices. The stream has been redesigned and, according to Google, loads faster than before. The iOS Google+ app gains access to communities and the ability to edit basic profile information. It also lets users subscribe to notifications, include the number of guests in event RSVPs, and find others with a new Find People tool. The app makes it easier to compose posts, and adds time zone support for events. Google+ for iOS is a free download from the iPhone App Store.
Google Refreshes Youtube for iOS
Google has pushed out an update to the iOS version of its YouTube application. The app now uses more elements from Google's Material Design, which Google says makes certain features easier to find and use.
Google Calendar for iOS Adds More Ways to View Schedule
Google pushed out an update to its iOS Calendar app today with a handful of new tools. To start, the app now includes month view and week view in landscape modes, which make the app more flexibile.
Google Search App Gains Tappable Shortcuts
Google today said an update to its mobile search app should make it quicker and easier to find basic information via tappable shortcuts that are positioned underneath the search box. The shortcuts let people perform instant searches for a variety of items, including entertainment, sports, weather, food, news, and more.
Send Places from Google Maps to Your iPhone
Google recently provided an update to its Maps app for iOS that adds the ability to send places from Maps on a desktop to an iPhone. The feature, which has been available to Android phones for several months, requires iPhone owners to enable notifications for Maps.