Pinterest is a new social network of sorts which drove more traffic than Google Plus a couple of months back. Users have mixed reviews about Pinterest, some absolutely adore it while others don’t like it at all. Nevertheless in a bid to be more mobile the Pinterest app for iPad was made available for download today. That’s not all though, the network has released an app for Android devices as well on the Google Play Store.
Recently Pinterest also opened up the network to the public. Previously an invite was needed from a Pinterest user to access the service. Today marks the release of the first ever native app for Android, as well as a brand new version specifically for the iPad. The iPhone and iPod touch apps have also been updated with performance and stability improvements.
The features across these apps are pretty much the same. Users can pin, repin, follow new users as well as browse new content straight from the app itself. In terms of design, the Pinterest app for iPad does not disappoint while also being aesthetically pleasing. The app offers all of its functionality in a simple yet seamless manner, which takes out the element of complexity.
Having great mobile apps is just one of the pre-requisites of building a great social network. Facebook has been dominant for so long because it has particularly focused on its mobile apps. The guys over at Pinterest seem to believe in this too and by far the job they have done with their mobile apps is truly amazing.
These apps have been rolled out today at a party in San Francisco, California. The Pinterest app for iPad is already live and available from download from the iTunes App Store. The universal binary weighs in at just 18.5 megabytes. The app required iOS 5.0 or later firmware and is compatible with the iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 3G and the iPod touch 4G.