In the past, we shared a simple tip to get the Google Plus web app on Chrome browser to instantly catch your Google+ stream. Finally, Google has released Google+ web app for Google Chrome that unfortunately fails to impress the users. That’s because the app is apparently nothing but a basic site bookmark linking to plus.google.com. It simply adds G+ shortcut icon to Chrome’s new tab page but lacks any other functionality.
The Google+ official extension might be delighting for G+ addicts and pointless at the same time for the rest of masses. For those who aren’t aware, Google has earlier made available a couple of handy Google+ extensions for Chrome – Google+ Notifications and Google +1 Button. We really expect Google to offer something more engaging that could intensify the experience of Google+ users.
The Google+ App is available on Chrome web store, get it on G+ extensions webpage or use this direct link.
via @François Beaufort
In Chrome web store we can see some good “real” web apps. For example tweet deck, spring pad, offline Google Mail, NYTimes, Angry Birds etc. But bookmarks disguised as web apps in Chrome Web store are really a time waste for users. It’s saddening to see that Google itself added a mere bookmark of Google+ in the Chrome Web Store. It’s a shame.