Say GoodBye to G+ Local: Leaving iOS on 7th August
Google has made some very serious decision regarding putting a stop to certain apps, amongst those is Google+ Local service Google specifically devised for iOS few months back. It appears the service has to go down the line of early retirement as Google announced the withdrawal of this iOS service on the 7th Of August.
This information has been confirmed by an email being received by users of Google Maps declaring all services including localized dining, shopping and entertainment discover application will cease to work by August 7. The decision has been based on the consequences of the same features being incorporated in the updated version of iOS Google Maps.
Although users will not be able to use Google+ Local for iOS service from August 7 onwards, still, all the user data including reviews, any ratings or related information will automatically be saved on Google+, being available to users when they log into Google Maps again.
Google+ Local is not the first service to be shut down in fact Google has put down a number of other services over a couple of months. These include services like Google Reader followed by Google Latitude. Continuing Google+ Local, though, would have been of no use since all the data it provided is now readily available in Google Maps for iOS. The app might already be taken out from iTunes since any link directing to the app says, “the item you’ve requested is not currently available in the U.S. Store.”