In a statistical analysis by Paul Allen, founder of Ancestry.com and chief executive of Facebook app maker FamilyLink.com, concludes that the Google+ reached 7.3 million users on Sunday, July 10, and is set to reach 10 million today. In the same analysis, states that if the invitational button stays on it might reach 20 million by the end of this day.
Although the growth is huge, Google+ has a long way before reaching the enormous amount of users Facebook has right now, 750 millions.
So far its been two weeks since Google+ was launched, and Google developers are listening to users feedback, it seems this week a major improvement is set to be revealed, based on feedback sent from user experience and interaction with the Google+ interface.
Even if there isn’t a list of demands and what the most criticized features are, the 300+ comments Gundotra’s post recieved are very telling. Here’s an unofficial list GeekDotCom managed to extract from the 300+ comments he has received so far, most of which have had multiple +1 upvotes:
- Ability to modify circles a post is shared with after posting it
- Reading sparks and +1 comments in the Android app
- Lifting of the 5000 circle cap (really?)
- The ability to overlap circles
- Option of a circle that doesn’t show up in your stream
- Menu follows you down the stream as you scroll
- Easy private messaging option including to person who starts a thread
- Google+ app for other platforms (WP7)
- Blocking working 100% of the time
- Easy way to merge circles
- Sharing and refresh updates in the Android app
- Link to hide all comments again after you’ve clicked to show all
- Better integration of Google Chat with Google+
- Fix issues with instant upload for photos
- Ability to share with all circles, but with an “except” option
- Ability to share Google Docs and Calendar with circles
- Revamp Google Reader to make sharing easier
- File-sharing integration
- Nested comments
- Addition of hashtags to aid searching
As you can all notice, most of the requests are for more control and much more integration with other Google services, and there’s also a big push for the Android App to be improved.