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Old Jun 25, 2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Google Brings Notification Center Support to Gmail App for iOS






Google has updated the Gmail for iOS client, bringing a number of improvements to the app originally released this past November. The update adds Notification Center support, the ability to send mail from alternate email addresses, and the ability for users to stay logged into the app indefinitely.
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Our team has been working hard to bring your most-requested features to the Gmail app for iOS.

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First up, Gmail is now fully integrated with Notification Center and supports banners, alerts and lock screen options. Plus, notifications are now incredibly fast -- up to 5x faster than in the previous version.

Next, you now have the option to send mail from alternate email addresses. If you have configured alternate sender addresses in Gmail on your desktop under Settings->Accounts->Send mail as you will see a From: option when composing new messages in the app.

Lastly, we've improved the login process to allow you to stay logged into the app for as long as you'd like. You can still choose to sign out of your account, but you won't be automatically logged out after a certain period of time has elapsed.
The Gmail for iOS app is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Old Jun 25, 2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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Choosing the "from" for linked email accounts is awesome. Too bad you can't change this to default email client.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 02:31 PM   #3
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If it's still a glorified web app, I'll pass. As Google has shown with their Google+ app, they can do so much better than a wrapper around a website.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 02:32 PM   #4
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Great new update!
Outlook > gmail > apple mail (sorry)
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 02:36 PM   #5
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Sushi and foosball? really?
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 02:36 PM   #6
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Finally! I can give work email it's own app. Would rather use mail app for personal only.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 02:41 PM   #7
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If it's still a glorified web app, I'll pass. As Google has shown with their Google+ app, they can do so much better than a wrapper around a website.
I agree, Google+ is an amazingly well written iOS App.

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Hoping to see multi-account support in the next update!
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 02:44 PM   #8
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They really need to work on their buggy Google Voice app.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 02:51 PM   #9
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Google make a OS X mail client!
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 03:22 PM   #10
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Does using the Gmail app for insant push notification & manually fetching mail use less battery life then using the Exchange/Gmail for instant push notification?
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 03:27 PM   #11
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Wow, I've stopped waiting for this and assumed it'll never come. o.O

Thank you.

Now, the only thing missing is the ability to mark emails as not/important. It does everything else already (except ability for other apps to send email via Gmail.app instead of Apple's Mail.app).

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Sushi and foosball? really?
Agreed. It doesn't make sense to play foosball after eating a lot of sushi, the order should be reversed.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 03:29 PM   #12
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Yay! Google added a feature that is almost a year old!
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 03:35 PM   #13
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Yay! Google added a feature that is almost a year old!
When did old become bad... I could think of much good old technology..
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 03:47 PM   #14
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When did old become bad... I could think of much good old technology..
My point is, they should have had Notification Center support on day one. Trumpeting it now is embarassing for them.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 03:55 PM   #15
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The app needs an icon update for retina iPad. Looks terrible
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 04:04 PM   #16
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Nice. Can't wait. Was hoping for this!!
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 04:13 PM   #17
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Have they updated their app for lion? Last time I checked it, it was bad ... Hopefully they fix it up with this recent addition to iOS
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 04:56 PM   #18
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<yawn> Still don't care.

Gmail is terrible and their iOS app isn't any better.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 04:59 PM   #19
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Have they updated their app for lion? Last time I checked it, it was bad ... Hopefully they fix it up with this recent addition to iOS
What app for Lion? This is iOS, not OS X.
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What app for Lion? This is iOS, not OS X.
gmail app for lion .. I know it is iOS, that is why I said I hope they updated it since they are releasing it for iOS ...
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Have they updated their app for lion? Last time I checked it, it was bad ... Hopefully they fix it up with this recent addition to iOS
I don't think they have an app for OS X [Lion]. What are you thinking of, maybe a third party app?

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<yawn> Still don't care.

Gmail is terrible and their iOS app isn't any better.
I've been using Gmail since it was first introduced as an invite-only beta way back when. I love it and it's been my primary email account. Their iOS app needed some serious attention though. But now that they've finally incorporated the Notification Center, I'll try using it as my primary iOS email app for a while and see if I like it.
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gmail app for lion .. I know it is iOS, that is why I said I hope they updated it since they are releasing it for iOS ...
They do... Chrome...
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Still doesn't support multiple accounts, still don't care. Sparrow is just too good and is only a push notification ability away from being the runaway best.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 05:22 PM   #24
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If iOS would allow me to use it as my default mail app then I'd be happier. But it won't let me send a message out from other apps without using the built in mail client. Blah.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 05:32 PM   #25
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This is certainly an improvement - but I wish they'd update the app to handle multiple accounts, the way their Android app does.

If notifications matter to you, this app makes sense. Otherwise, there doesn't appear to be any advantage to this over just adding a icon "bookmark" on your homescreen/springboard to your Gmail using Safari.

I do think the way they handle Gmail on mobile browsers is pretty darn slick.
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