While I was at the Google Glass event a few weeks back, I met the developer of G-Wizz! Plus (Google Apps Browser Plus). He has written this app a while back, before all the really great Google apps were made available for iOS. We had a nice / brief discussion and I decided to see what his app was all about. There is both a free version called Google Apps Browser, and the paid version I picked up. I picked up the paid version and was amazed by all the apps that this app supports: Gmail, Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Google Voice, Google News, Google Music, Google Drive, Tasks, Blogger, Google Calendar, Tumblr, Flickr, Instagram, Yelp, Google Finance, Google Groups, MySpace, YouTube, Picasa, Images, Places, Books, Translate, Shopping, Offers, AccuWeather, Yahoo! Mail, and Hotmail!! Wow that’s a ton of Apps. If you only could install one app, this would be the one.
Having said that, the basic approach of this app is that it provides you with a single app that keeps you logged into the website for each of these services. This would be a fine app a few years back, but I have found a few problems that make it less than useful. For example, the Twitter tab prompts me with a screen to either install the twitter app, or sign-up for twitter. This is probably a problem with the Twitter mobile site, because if I say create account, I finally get to the sign in option.
Given the great apps that are available for each of these services, I may still play with this app, but it doesn’t hit a need for me. I love supporting local developers but this is an app that has outlived it’s value.