With its time as a default app on the iPhone’s homepage running out, Google has launched its new YouTube app for iOS. Via Forbes:
More to the point for Google, this means it can now earn some serious coin from mobile visitors. That’s crucial as mobile devices become the default way people are reaching content on the Web. Google says a quarter of YouTube views, more than a billion a day, are from mobile devices.
There’s no iPad app yet, which seems like a serious shortcoming. Google says it will have one in “coming months,” but obviously sooner would be better, especially with the iPad Mini due out by next month.
It is unbelievable that a company like Google, with all the resources in the world, doesn’t have an iPad app ready to go for the impending iOS 6.