It looks as if Google are looking to get an app up and running for its new social networking venture Google+ as soon as possible. For according to reports they have already submitted the app and it is awaiting approval. Google will need this app if they are going to be able to compete with the likes of Twitter and Facebook.
According to Torsten Stauch, who is the chief technology officer at AppShed;
“There are two good reasons for getting a native app. The first is the exposure you get from being on the App Store. The other is the push alerts. You really need that to make the user start the app and engage with it,”
Should the app be rejected for some reason, then Google have the option to go down the browser based web app road, which is what other networks have done in the past.