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  • Native iOS Gmail App Re-Released to App Store, Push Notifications Bug All Fixed



    As soon as it was here, it was gone.

    Google’s Native Gmail App launched November 2nd and faced a litany of complaints due to a bug preventing push notifications from working properly. Google promptly pulled the App one short hour after its release. Well, the problem is all fixed, and Google released version 1.0.2 of the Gmail app today for download in the App Store.

    In addition to fixing the problems that prompted the app’s quick removal a week ago Google improved the handling of HTML images in messages. The images are now sized to fit the screen and are susceptible to the pinch-zoom.

    Those downloading version 1.0.2 of the Gmail app who have the old broken version installed on their iOS device will need to log out of the old app or delete it before downloading the new App.

    Many people have questioned the need for a native iOS Gmail app, but if the post of Google’s Gmail blog is any indication the current app is only the beginning.

    We’re just getting started with the Gmail app for iOS and will be iterating rapidly to bring you more features, including all the ones listed above plus many more. Based on your comments we have already improved our handling of image HTML messages - they are now sized to fit to the screen and you can pinch to zoom in. — Gmail Blog
    I guess Google really does listen.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Native iOS Gmail App Re-Released to App Store, Push Notifications Bug All Fixed started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. NArush's Avatar
      NArush -
      Link: App Store - Gmail
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      It's bad. It's so sluggish, you might as well just use Safari, because it has the same interface, and is just as slow. Also the only notification you get is a sound and a bergs. No notification center or even a notification. Fail
    1. Selwin Snape's Avatar
      Selwin Snape -
      I'd rather stay with how email works right now on iOS. To me it's much easier.
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      cant support multiple accounts or am I mistaken?
    1. mgmm1's Avatar
      mgmm1 -
      I have not tried it yet but some of the reviews in the App Store claim this is not a native iOS app but rather a Web App.
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      it wont allow for multiple accounts or am I mistaken?

      sorry for the double posting didn't see my reply the first time
    1. trek-life's Avatar
      trek-life -
      I can't find where its useful or much different from the browser version. Atleast with iCab Browser or Safari Download Manager you can download attachments. This isn't very good at all.
    1. vietkool's Avatar
      vietkool -
      Why someone spend time to create the gmail app since it already available in the iOS ?
    1. Dizzy714's Avatar
      Dizzy714 -
      Pointless App, identical to the web app in a sense - even logs you in with the web page login. Doesn't support multiple accounts and notifications are broken.

      WHAT REALLY NEEDS TO JUST BE IMPLIMENTED IS TRUE PUSH FOR GMAIL IN THE iOS Mail App WITHOUT HAVING TO SET UP YOUR ACCOUNTS AS Microsoft Exchange ACCOUNTS. I hate the Microsoft Exchange route.
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      I didn't know they had actually posted it before... I looked when you did the first article on it and it simply disappeared - but now I know what happened.
    1. darenl's Avatar
      darenl -
      can't use with siri
    1. Hillefied's Avatar
      Hillefied -
      Quote Originally Posted by darenl View Post
      can't use with siri
      As indicated in a previous news post, Siri is still in beta and doesn't have all the features that apple intends to provide. iOS 5.1 will be bringing some of those new functions.

      I actually prefer Exchange for my gmail account. I have seamless cloud sync with contacts, calendar, and quite obviously emails. I'd like to see Exchange expanded on to include further cloud services like documents, books, and other similar media.

      I do, however, want Google to put together an App that supports and/or expands there web-based documents service. I'd like to be able to edit my documents more easily than the mobile web version currently available. It seems ridiculous to have to click on Edit to .. erm .. edit a specific Row (not just the cell I want) in a spreadsheet and have to refresh the web-page to see the re-calculated data. Documents-2-Go and the like offer better capabilities for GoogleDocs, but I'm sure Google can come up with something more feature rich since it's their service. IMHO.
    1. Dizzy714's Avatar
      Dizzy714 -
      adsf
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy714 View Post
      WHAT REALLY NEEDS TO JUST BE IMPLIMENTED IS TRUE PUSH FOR GMAIL IN THE iOS Mail App WITHOUT HAVING TO SET UP YOUR ACCOUNTS AS Microsoft Exchange ACCOUNTS. I hate the Microsoft Exchange route.
      What I just do is set my gmail to forward to my iCloud email while marking the gmail as 'read' immediately. Then I can have it pushed for real. The only problem is is that when you go to reply, the address you're sending from will always be your iCloud address, so you just have to change it. It's a little easier than MS exchange. I agree with you, though. Real push is a must so we don't have to do anything.
    1. alpawa's Avatar
      alpawa -
      Tired it, hate it, deleted it!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      It certainly isn't great. I didn't find it sluggish, but with no notification center support I'd rather just use the native app. It is nice to see google finally supporting something like this though. The way I see it, this can only get better. I'm sure I will eventually switch, but not today. May it like the android gmail app and I will certainly be back.

      Also, what am I missing about exchange? I have my gmail set up as an exchange account and love it. It takes an extra two minutes of initial setup. I agree it isn't ideal, but you still get emails virtually instantly. How is it THAT bad that so many people are complaining about it?
    1. alpawa's Avatar
      alpawa -
      Hate it!
    1. runey71's Avatar
      runey71 -
      Can't say it is what I hoped for.
    1. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
      PatrickGSR94 -
      Don't see the reason for this when I already have my Gmail set up as an Exchange account in the stock Mail app. I've had it set up this way since July of 2010 and it's pretty much worked flawlessly, including true Push notifications.