Orkut has launched an app for iOS devices which is available for free in App Store, the Orkut app is released on January 18, 2012 and is already on version 2.0. The releases Orkut app allows you to check out the updates of your friends, scraps, reply to your friend’s messages, scrap them on your friend’s birthdays, check out your social network friend’s profiles, update your status message, check out pictures/albums with in your social network and what not you can do anything which you will be able to perform on Orkut web portal.
Currently the app is available in English and Portuguese languages and according to the sources it is believed that Hindi language will be added soon to this app (as India is the second largest country followed by Brazil in terms of Orkut usage).
Orkut is the Google owned social networking platform which is released to the public in 2004 and is named after its developer Orkut Büyükkökten who use to work with Google at the time of its release. Recently the base of the Orkut has been moved to Brazil from California of The United States. According to Alexa Internet stats at the time of this writing 60.6% of traffic to Orkut drives from Brazil, followed by India with 23.8% and Japan with 8.2% and very recently ComScore another independent web traffic analysis website has announced that Facebook has emerged as Top social networking website in Brazilian Market with a growth of over 192% increase in unique visitors when compared to the stats in Dec’11 to Dec’10, It is reported that Google’s new social networking venture Google+ is performing well in Brazil & India where Orkut (use to) have strong roots.
But the real question is how many of guys still using Orkut..? According to social media evangelist Google should have released a dedicated app for all of the mobile platforms earlier to save the future of Orkut.