After using Google Plus for a couple of months, I'm actually a big fan. But I have mixed feelings about it. I'm a huge fan of the innate viral capabilities, however, there are still some things that need to be ironed out:
- No Google Apps Support. My business relies on Google Apps for several applications including shared calendaring, inbox and other line of business applications. Because G+ is not supported with Google Apps, I need to open a separate browser and login with a separate Gmail account. Annoying.
- Read Only. Currently, G+ only allows pushing content and activity to other web properties. In order for G+ to become a full-flown social media platform, we'll need true application API support, that allows us to sync and integrate with other platforms.
- Event Management. This should be a no-brainer. Even if there was support for Google Apps, we still don't have a streamlined way to setup a simple event and invite our friends. This happens to be functionality built in Facebook since day one.
- Mobile Mess. If you use Google Apps on your phone, be prepared to be disappointed. See #1.
- No API. An API will accelerate the growth of G+, and we might actually start seeing some of our non-nerd friends on it! See #2
Let's go Google! We like the momentum, though it's time to step it up.
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