Google+ iOS app to get full-res uploads, background sync

Google Plus 4.5 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

The Internet giant’s ‘A Morning with Google+’ event is underway and the company’s just made it official: the Google+ app for the iPhone and iPad will soon be updated with the ability to upload full resolution images to Google+ Photos, previously Picasa Web Albums and now part of Google’s social thing.

Another new feature being mentioned is support for Background Refresh in iOS 7 which will allow the application to automatically synchronize your photos in the background, even when it’s not running.

Currently, background photo sync only works if you have the app open…

I’ve always wondered why the heck Google+ wouldn’t let me upload my shots in the glorious full resolution.

Considering I wanted to switch to Google+ Photos as my main image archive on the web and, it stands to reason I postponed my plans until Goole fixed this omission.

These enhancements should now bring the iOS app on par with its Android counterpart, which has always offered full-size backups and background sync.

Google Plus for iOS (full size photos teaser 001)

The company has not said when an update to Google+ for iOS may hit the App Store, though I suspect it’ll arrive in the coming days rather than later today. Either way, you can count on iDB to keep you in the loop.

You can stream Google’s event here.

Google Plus for iOS (full size photos teaser 002)

Google+ is a free download from the App Store.

The universal binary weighs 30.6MB and requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 6 or later.