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Thread: GPush: Push Gmail To Come To iPhone App Store

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    Talking GPush: Push Gmail To Come To iPhone App Store
    Yesterday TechCrunch reported that Google submitted a new app to the appstore called GPush.

    GPush will allow GMail to use push notification to your iPhone.


    TechCrunch reports:
    You’d think on a phone that can do as many cool things as the iPhone, push email through one of the world’s most popular email services, Gmail, would be one of them. But for some reason, Google and Apple haven’t turned on the functionality for Gmail accounts on the iPhone. Sure, you can get push email through MobileMe, Yahoo Mail or Exchange, but basic Gmail users are basically out of luck. Until now, maybe.

    Let me be clear, I’m still not certain that this app will even be approved for the App Store. But if it is, it’s pretty awesome.

    It’s called GPush; it’s a very simple app that uses the new Push Notifications in the iPhone 3.0 software to ping your iPhone every time a new message comes in. Yes, not only is it push Gmail, it gives you Gmail with notifications. While you might think that could be annoying, it actually works quite well.

    And the app couldn’t be simpler. You fire it up, enter your Gmail username and password, and if you choose, you never have to open the actual app ever again. The app doesn’t even have anything besides the log-in screen. It technically works by using IMAP IDLE functionality which Gmail supports (but doesn’t on the iPhone for whatever reason). This is the same way that push Gmail works on devices like the Palm Pre and Android phones.

    And while IMAP IDLE is generally thought to be not as good as actual push, GPush works pretty well. In my tests, new emails would show up about 10-30 seconds after I sent them. Not “instantaneous,” but not bad either. Especially when you compare it to having to open the email app and have it manually check if any email is there. Or setting the iPhone to check it every 15 or 30 minutes.

    And both of those methods require the use of iPhone battery life. GPush does not because it’s doing all the work in the background, on Tiverias‘ (the company behind the app) servers. You will still have to open the iPhone’s email app to read the email beyond the subject, but with GPush you will know when there is actually email there to read.

    As I noted, for all this to work, you have to enter your Gmail username and password into the app. The developers promise that it uses SSL encryption to protect your password and send it to Google securely.

    So, the big question is: Will Apple approve this app? “Apple should technically speaking approve the application, nothing went into the code that violated either Apple’s or Google’s Terms of Service,” we’re told. Ahh, but it’s Apple, they’ve done quite a few things that don’t make sense when it comes to approving/rejecting apps. And they have a history of being picky when it comes to apps that revolve around email. So, we’ll see.

    If and when it is accepted into the store, it will cost $0.99.

    Definitely something I am looking forward to
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    Really hope it's approved!!

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    Fingers crossed... I want this!

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    that would be sweet
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    Think their gonna charge .99 for it? They shouldn't, it's a free email service. I'd be glad to have it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djdraco View Post
    Think their gonna charge .99 for it? They shouldn't, it's a free email service. I'd be glad to have it though.
    meh.. theres always **********
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    This would be a great app for me. I had to set up a yahoo account just so i could set my google account to forward all my emails to the yahoo one so they would get pushed out to my phone as soon as they come in. Having my iPhone check for new emails every 15 minutes was killing my battery life.
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    Yeah this needs to get approved asap

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    Or do what I do for free:

    1. Open yahoo account for free
    2. Configure forwarding of gmail to yahoo account (which supports push)
    3. Add yahoo accout to iPhone.

    Done. You don't get the push notification, but, I'm sure at this point I dont have to explain the difference between push mail and push notification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
    Yeah this needs to get approved asap
    agreed

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    soon please!! lol


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    Hey pica, but notifications are better on the battery tho??????!!!!!!!!

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