Google + for iPhone has been released but it only works on the iPhone (3G,3GS, and 4) and leaves the iPod Touch and iPad familys in the dust. All over G+ there has been many complaints about this limitation… so I decided to see if i could get it working on the forbidden devices. If you don’t got the app yet you can download it on iTunes @ Google+ for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS.
First off i was able to install Google + by using i-FunBox from http://www.i-funbox.com/ the application has a option to install ipa files direct without iTunes. I was especting the app to just crash and not run but to my surprise the app ran fine on both iPod Touch and iPad.
Everything worked other than camera functions wich were greyed out on both iPod Touch and iPad (when in framed & 2x mode). I took it farther being my iPad was jailbroken and proceded to run the app using fullforce (force iPhone apps to run at iPad resolution) to see how well it would run. Now this is where it got interesting since it not many iPhone apps properly upscale to the higher resolution.
Here is how the fullforce’d results of running Google + on iPad:
What looks & functions proper
- Post views
- Photo Lists
- Photo view
What doesn’t look or function proper
- Main screen
- Photo grids
- About tab on profiles
- Tapping the actions (delete,edit, etc) arrow