31 Jul '13, 4pm

Google+ Local App Killed Due to Extremely Low Usage

Google will officially retire the Google+ Local app for iOS on August 7. While this retirement may seem strange from what many would believe is a popular product, it is actually part of Google streamlining and pushing users to migrate to the Google Maps for mobile app instead. The Google Maps app already includes all the features in the Google+ Local app, so users won’t miss any of their favorite features when they transition. An email from Google states that users will no longer be able to access the Google+ Local standalone app after August 7, but the app already seems to have been pulled from the App Store, although it isn't clear who removed it. Clicking the link to the local app now redirects users to the Google Maps app. On the surface it would seem that Google should continue with the Google+ Local app, simply because of the current user base. However, the user base...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2286119/Google-Local...

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