We all know that Facebook is the world?s largest social networking website and now. However, Google the world?s greatest search engine is not going to stop when it comes to taking the crown. The search engine monster introduced Google+ to the world in hope of making the company more interactive. However, it has a long way to go if it wants to increase its 250 million users and match the one billion that Facebook has and it seems that the search engine company has come up with a new way to lessen the gap. Just, earlier this week we got to know that the Google+ client will be coming to the iPad very soon and now an announcement regarding an official software development kit for the iOS and Android has been made.
The search engine company took to the blogs to announce the official software development kit and the product manager with Google+, Francis Ma, wrote in a blog post that their social networking platform for the mobile has been made available for the developers to preview. The Android and iOS developers will be able to write programs which are integrated with Google+ through a set of tools and plugins. Developers will be able to create iOS and Android apps which can integrate the identity of Google+ along with sharing and history, through the Google+ SDK. A full documentation for developers has also been released.
According to the announcement made by the search engine giant during the Google I/O yesterday, its social network has 250 million users. 150 million of them are active at least once a month while 50% are signing in daily and spending almost 12 minutes on average on the social network stream. A new social network app was also ‘showed off’ by the company, and it will be released soon. Hangouts will be supported by the app, and it will provide users with a playful and responsive UI.
In related news, Facebook also announced that their sluggish iOS app will be completely re-written in order to provide a faster performance.
In the competition between the search engine giant and the largest social networking site, who do you think will win?