According to Google engineer, Frank Petterson, on his own Google+ profile page, the search giant’s social network iOS apps just got a little more international, as the app just became available in 48 new countries and territories.
These new places include the following:
Albania, Anguilla, Barbados, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chad, Republic of Congo, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Liberia, Macau, Malawi, Mauritania, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Suriname, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Ukraine, British Virgin Islands, and Zimbabwe
The app itself updated a couple of weeks back with a new iPad-optimized layout (the app is a universal one), and includes mobile hangouts video chat with up to nine friends, instant upload of iPhone or iPad photos, and Retina-display friendly images in posts.
While Google+ still has far fewer users than rival Facebook, the community itself is a tech-savvy and tight-knit one. The iOS app is strikingly functional and beautiful to use. Cult of Mac has a pretty vibrant community there, as well, so come check it out and chat with other readers there, as well.