Google recently launched their alternative to Facebook called Google+. The company is hoping to take a slice away from the social network’s market. However, from what I can gather, Google also needs the help of the likes of Apple to store the Google App iPhone users need to access Google+
But it appears Apple is delaying any decision whether to allow this recent addition to Google Apps to be made available.
Whether this is just a technology thing or a game Apple is playing isn’t certain. If the latter, it is rather petty. It is common knowledge that Apple would like to see the back of Android – the iPhone maker is currently involved in a series of legal battles over supposed patent infringements.
However Apple is also well known to be very exacting in its tests of any software created which developers want to have stored on its App Store. What’s more, it will reject any app the company thinks isn’t up to scratch.
Where does this leave Google?
It’s been reported that a number of Google employees are rather suspicious of Apple’s motives in delaying a decision over the Google+ application. One rumour is that Apple is being spiteful because Google’s current Chief Eric Schmidt was working for Apple at the time of his appointment with Google. In fact it has even been suggested that he was working a dual job.
Google has major ambitions, one of which is to break the monopoly of Facebook. Like Gmail, you join Google+ by being invited.