Google's never ending spring cleaning continues it seems, with the retirement of the Google+ Local iOS application destined for August 7. The app, which hasn't even been updated for the iPhone 5 as it is, acts as a directory for such locations as bars, restaurants, gas stations and local attractions. An email being sent out to users of the app regarding the closure was obtained by 9to5Mac:
Google+ Local app for iOS will be retired on August 7th
Hello, We’re emailing to announce that the Google+ Local app for iOS will be retired on August 7th, 2013. The good news is that all features in the Google+ Local app are now available in Google Maps for Mobile on iOS devices:
With the recent updates to Google Maps incorporating much of this, it comes as little surprise that it's being retired at all. With local now incorporated into Google Maps, and Latitude being incorporated into Google+, the folks at Mountain View really are streamlining their operations. At the same time, there's bound to be some disappointed people out there who liked being able to get this information from Google, without having to use Google Maps. Are you one of them?