Gmail and Google Calendar Update for iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    According to the official Google Mac Blog, Gmail and Google Calendar have been updated for the iPhone.
    Google has also posted a brief video intro to the improved Gmail and provided additional details on the changes to Gmail on the Google Mobile Blog.

    Article Link: Gmail and Google Calendar Update for iPhone
  2. 11800506 macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2007
    Washington D.C. Area
    I preferred the look of the old interface better, but it looks like they've added more functionality so that should balance it out.
  3. SiuPak macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2009
    At past, I didn't realise why I need a Gmail webapp for iPhone while iPhone already supports Gmail IMAP natively...

    Now I know...the webapp is much more complete in functions. Gmail is different from traditional email boxes.:)
  4. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2007
    I still seem to be getting the older version here in the UK
  5. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2008
    Cambridge, MA/Smithfield, RI
    It would be really nice if Google put all there web apps in an actual app (Google Mobile App) and set up the interface so it was free of the safari bars. This would free up space and allow for greater integration. Thoughts? They could also put google maps in the app...?
  6. gwmac macrumors member


    Sep 12, 2008
    Northampton, UK
    Surely this can't be better than enabling imap and using the mail application and exchange on the iphone?
  7. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007

    Yes it is better. for iPhone is very limited compared to Gmail site.

    For example, can you see threaded conservation in
  8. gwmac macrumors member


    Sep 12, 2008
    Northampton, UK
    If the app isn't open do you get a notification that there are new messages, and if you view a mail on the iphone is it labelled as viewed on the main gmail site?
  9. pendo macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    Jenks, OK
    I'm still getting the old version as well. I tried clearing cookies, history, and cache, but still old version.
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    For those of you still seeing the old version, note this comment from the article:

  11. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    The second Google comes out with a mail application that can display badges and check for mail automatically, I'm jailbreaking and hiding the built in Mail app.
  12. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2008
    first question: no. and its not an app, its a webapp in safari.

    second question yes.
  13. pendo macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    Jenks, OK
    One reason I may not be seeing the updated version is I'm only on 2.2 since I'm a jailbreaker. In the blog it says it's for 2.2.1
  14. B2k1977 macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2009

    I noticed that too. I also noticed, I don't need all the functionality for the basics of sending and recieving mail. I've used the mobile web based version a total of maybe 3 times but I do see it's value.
  15. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    This is great, really good news and it looks like a fantastic, flexible interface. It even html5 caches!!

    But it has no push. Until I can have push too, it's not going to happen.
    They also need to get gmail pushing, full stop.
  16. finnns2000 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2006
    Pineapple under the sea
    Yeah that's annoying. Threaded convos are displayed one by one. Gets very sloppy if you have a thread with 3 or more people.
  17. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    One of the best advantages of the is that you can move emails to "Folders", which are your labels in GMail.

    Their mobile email, even the new version, doesn't let you do that yet.

    Once it does, I will probably use the GMail web app permanently.
  18. rockosmodurnlif macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    New York, NY
    I can't believe how late Google came in with email and how far they have leaped ahead of Yahoo! and Hot/Live/Whatever MS calls their mail.
  19. Xibalba macrumors 6502


    Feb 20, 2009
    Indiana, USA
    my thoughts exactly - maybe with the new updates i will try the webapp version again...
  20. MHerstand macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2008
    Madison, WI
    But you still can't add new events to the calendar while offline or see future events. They need a real app for iPod users (and iPhone users w/o consistent fast internet)! Unless anyone knows how to sync the iPod calendar to gCal without plugging into the computer?
  21. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    If I am correct in my thinking, if you wait for OS 3.0, there'll be support for caldav, and i think you can use that in native ical on both iphone and mac os x with gcal.
  22. Bitslong macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2008
  23. dj420118 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2006
    Did anybody notice the "Google Talk" application/icon on the screen at the end of the video. This might just be a shortcut to their google talk web version but i thought it was interesting...
  24. OlgaJ macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2009
    Only one problem that I have come across so far with the new webapp is that JPG files cannot be viewed. I get a question mark instead of a clickable file name.
  25. cmendill macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2007
    no alerts

    Exactly. I can't see how any email interface is useful if it can't alert you when you have new mail.

    Is this maybe why gmail is holding off on iphone push - they want us to use their interface?

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