Gmail App For iOS Returns to the App Store – Download Now!
After being pulled earlier this month, Google is trying again with its native Gmail app for Apple’s iOS, which is now available at the App Store. The Gmail app has returned to the App Store promising to resolve the issues that had plagued the first version.
After appearing in the App store exactly two weeks back, and for only moments, the first native Gmail app was pulled due to obvious glitches, for which the app showed an error message immediately after opening. Not able to override the message, your push notifications failed to work, rendering the app useless. Many were surprised that this app was passed Apple’s verification tests, after somebody believed that Apple noticed the errors, but passed it through anyway.
Well! the new release has apparently fixed the notification problem. Although the app is limited and will only allow you to link to one account at a time, and may prove if you are a regular user of the labels and search features. As a gift, your chat are also viewable through your app, if you choose to save them.
Earlier, the native app brought the functionality of Gmail to the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. However, despite its features, the app suffered from several issues, including the nasty bug that broke iOS Notifications. As a result, Google pulled the app hours after its launch two weeks back.
The update comes with a warning for those using the previous version of the Gmail app:
“If you already have Gmail app 1.0.1 released on 2 Nov, you will need to uninstall or log out of the old app prior to installing the new app.”
What Google says about this Gmail app:
“Two weeks ago, we introduced our Gmail app for iOS,” Google Product Manager Matthew Izatt says in a blog post. “Unfortunately it contained a bug which broke notifications and displayed an error message, so we removed it from the App Store. We’ve fixed the bug and notifications are now working, and the app is back in the App Store.”
Google also said it has received feedback for improvements to the app, including”bigger features like multiple account support to customizations like improved notifications and mobile specific signatures.” Izatt promised to iterate rapidly to bring those and other upgrades.
“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,” he wrote.
Apple iOS users could previously add Gmail accounts to the iOS “Mail” feature and access the service via the browser, but, until today, there was no official app in the App Store. The app works on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices running iOS 4.0 and higher.
Now with promising features, includes the option fr push notifications and sounds to signal a new email. The application also lets the users search across their their entire inbox and also provides autocomplete email adddresses pulled from Gmail contacts or a device’s address book. On the iPad, Google said the apps lets people “navigate your inbox and read your mail simultaniously with split view.”
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