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Native Gmail App for iOS Reportedly Set to Launch


MG Siegler shares word that Google is preparing to launch a native iOS application for Gmail, offering some expanded capabilities beyond the current mobile-optimized version for Safari. According to Siegler's sources, the app may even have already been submitted to Apple for App Store approval.
Google is on the verge of launching their native Gmail app, multiple sources tell me. In fact, I believe it has already been submitted to Apple for review. If it gets approved, it should be out soon. And I think it’s going to be approved.

This is great news for a couple of reasons. First: native Gmail app! Awesome. Second: those who have seen the app tell me it’s pretty fantastic. Perhaps even surprisingly so.
Among the key features said to make their debut in the app are push notifications, Priority Inbox filtering, and simple one-click starring of specific messages.

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Posted: 36 months ago

apple should have their own mail system, so we wouldn't have to use gmail or msn or yahoo. appledavie@apple.com :cool:


If there was a step below newbie, you'd be it.
Rating: 19 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago
Wow, email and ads. No thank you, Apple's App is just fine.






Yes, I am making an assumption.
Rating: 19 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago
Once again Google demonstrates that even when under attack by Apple, they are the ones that continue to innovate and treat Apple very well.

It's the very reason I'm not about to abandon their cloud services for iCloud.

Contrary to my $200 MobileMe experience of over two years, Googles free services have never disappointed.

Thanks Google :)
Rating: 18 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago

Uh, what? How does this benefit Apple, exactly? It's definitely to Google's benefit for iOS users to use their native app, then Apple's native app. And yes, it benefits iOS users too, as they now have a choice. But I don't see how the hell this is an act of altruism, as you suggest, or 'treating Apple well'. If anything, Apple would much prefer you use the mail app for gmail.


Well, one possible benefit to Apple that I can think of: with a native Gmail app for iOS it means those people who prefer using major Google products such as Gmail will perhaps be more willing to purchase for the first time/continue to upgrade iPhone/iPad devices rather than choosing/switching to an Android device.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago

Once again Google demonstrates that even when under attack by Apple, they are the ones that continue to innovate and treat Apple very well.

Thanks Google :)


Uh, what? How does this benefit Apple, exactly? It's definitely to Google's benefit for iOS users to use their native app, then Apple's native app. And yes, it benefits iOS users too, as they now have a choice. But I don't see how the hell this is an act of altruism, as you suggest, or 'treating Apple well'. If anything, Apple would much prefer you use the mail app for gmail.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago

Once again Google demonstrates that even when under attack by Apple, they are the ones that continue to innovate and treat Apple very well.

It's the very reason I'm not about to abandon their cloud services for iCloud.

Contrary to my $200 MobileMe experience of over two years, Googles free services have never disappointed.

Thanks Google :)


Really? You call providing a Gmail app more than 3 years after the introduction of the App Store innovation?

Hopefully they do a better job on this than the Google Voice app. Google seems to introduce an iOS app then vertically forget about ever improving it.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago
If it's anything like the interface on their website, I'll be sticking with Apple mail. But thanks. :rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago
I don't get what this changes. I've been using my Gmail in the native app for years and can't think of a reason why I'd use a 3rd party app. I don't care about instant push notifications. No one who sends me an email expects me to get it more than every hour. Flags? I wouldn't use them nor do I see a use for them.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago

apple should have their own mail system, so we wouldn't have to use gmail or msn or yahoo. appledavie@apple.com :cool:


iCloud comes with a free @me.com address that you can check easily through the mail app and through icloud.com . You have to go into your icloud setting on your device and enable "mail."

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What I'd really love for Google to make is a reader app. The Mail app takes care of Gmail for me. I'd just like a reader app. Please make that happen!
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago
I cannot wait!

Guess another reason not to do Android and all those desserts.
Rating: 5 Votes

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