Sunday 22 January 2012

Orkut app comes to iOS App Store.

All you Orkut social networkers out there, you can now use the service on your iOS devices via an app. The much overdue app is available for free from the iOS App Store, and is compatible with iOS 4.0 on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The app was released on the 18th of January by Google and already is on version 2.0. The app allows you to scrap to your friends, see their updates, reply to your friends' birthdays, update your status, browse your friends' profiles, scraps and photos and take photos and directly upload them to your Orkut albums. The app is available currently in two languages, English and Portuguese.

Orkut is a Google-owned social network that released in 2004. It was named after its developer, Orkut Büyükkökten who was working at Google at the time. The social network moved its base from California in the United States to Brazil where it gets its largest source of traffic. According to Alexa Internet, 59.1 percent of Orkut users are from Brazil. India comes in at number two, where 27.1 percent of users are from as of October 2011. However, according to comScore, Orkut recently was overtaken as the most popular social network in Brazil by Facebook. Google's other social network, Google+ is also slowly gaining popularity in Brazil.

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