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  • Google Finally Rolls Out Long Awaited Gmail App for Apple Devices (Update)

    For iDevice users with Gmail accounts, today is your lucky day. On Wednesday, Google (finally) released its official Gmail app for the full iDevice line - iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

    In a blog post on the official Google Mobile Blog, Matthew Izatt, Product Manager for Google, makes the long-awaited Gmail app sound pretty nifty. "Weíve combined your favorite features from the Gmail mobile web app and iOS into one app so you can be more productive on the go," Izatt writes. "Itís designed to be fast, efficient and take full advantage of the touchscreen and notification capabilities of your device. And itís one more reason to switch to Gmail."

    Based on the features teased, Google is obviously concerned with speed, as the people behind Gmail reveal that "We want to give you the information you need quickly, with minimal effort and distraction."

    The features advertised include:

    • Get alerted to new messages with push notifications and sounds
    • Find an email in seconds with search across your entire inbox
    • Autocomplete email addresses from your Gmail contacts or select from your deviceís address book
    • Upload photos with a click using the new attachment button in compose view
    • On iPad, navigate your inbox and read your mail simultaneously with split view

    To get the app, click here (iTunes Link).


    The app has temporarily been pulled by Google due to a bug. "Unfortunately, it contained a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app," Google says of the app. "We've removed the app while we correct the problem, and we're working to bring you a new version soon. Everyone who's already installed the app can continue to use it."

    Source: Google
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Finally Rolls Out Long Awaited Gmail App for Apple Devices started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. bstunt10190's Avatar
      bstunt10190 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      Some people really need to learn to read the FULL article. Also, when something says "(UPDATE)" right in the title that's a hint that more was added, generally a the end...
      calm down bro
    1. iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
      iNT3Rv3NTiONZz -
      It's been taken down already? Or not in UK AppStore?
    1. JonnyBoy123's Avatar
      JonnyBoy123 -
      Yeah I'm pretty sure the Gmail app just got pulled. Anybody know as to why yet?
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      It was pulled by Google because of some bugs.
    1. IGnome's Avatar
      IGnome -
      I find the web application combined with an app called Push GMail just fine for checking my mail and the native mail app to make sure I have the most recent 200 e mails. Can't say I'm madly excited about this release. Mad that they could get as far as a release and then find it was no good though
    1. qumahlin's Avatar
      qumahlin -
      Quote Originally Posted by smonme View Post
      Exactly, unless it offers improved contact/calendar/email sync, I would say it isn't worth the download, seeing as exchange mail on ios does it all ...
      Does it all? It doesn't support full starring, priority inbox, label alerts, ability to view gchat logs (you'll notice you can't get to your chats folder via IMAP or Exchange setup without doing some workaround)
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Treeml View Post
      Some people read the article before the *update was posted. Some people need think before they post.
      My statement was based on the posting times.
    1. iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
      iNT3Rv3NTiONZz -
      Quote Originally Posted by JonnyBoy123 View Post
      Yeah I'm pretty sure the Gmail app just got pulled. Anybody know as to why yet?
      Apparently it broke notifications. Not sure if it was OS-wide or just for the app though
    1. qumahlin's Avatar
      qumahlin -
      Quote Originally Posted by SuperVee3 View Post
      Yes, if all you're looking for is push gmail, but if you are like me and use gmail at work (Google Apps) and gmail at home (personal) then you most likely want to use all the various gmail features labels, stars, priority, etc you can't do any of that from any app, you have to do it via the web. Gmail app solves this issue.