Google Brings Notification Center Support to Gmail App for iOS

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    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.
    The Gmail for iOS app is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Google Brings Notification Center Support to Gmail App for iOS
  2. macrumors 68020


    Jun 11, 2007
    Choosing the "from" for linked email accounts is awesome. Too bad you can't change this to default email client.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Durham, NC
    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.
  4. macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2011
    Great new update!
    Outlook > gmail > apple mail (sorry)
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007
    Sushi and foosball? really?
  6. macrumors 6502


    May 25, 2009
    Gaithersburg, MD
    Finally! I can give work email it's own app. Would rather use mail app for personal only.
  7. macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2011
    I agree, Google+ is an amazingly well written iOS App.


    Hoping to see multi-account support in the next update!
  8. macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    They really need to work on their buggy Google Voice app.
  9. macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2011
    Google make a OS X mail client!
  10. macrumors member


    Oct 21, 2005
    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?
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    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 instead of Apple's


    Agreed. It doesn't make sense to play foosball after eating a lot of sushi, the order should be reversed.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2009

    Yay! Google added a feature that is almost a year old!
  13. macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2011
    When did old become bad... I could think of much good old technology.. :rolleyes:
  14. macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2009
    My point is, they should have had Notification Center support on day one. Trumpeting it now is embarassing for them.
  15. macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2010
    The app needs an icon update for retina iPad. Looks terrible
  16. macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    NYC, New York
    Nice. Can't wait. Was hoping for this!!
  17. macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2012
    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
  18. Guest

    Oct 20, 2010
    <yawn> Still don't care.

    Gmail is terrible and their iOS app isn't any better.
  19. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    What app for Lion? This is iOS, not OS X.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2012
    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 ...
  21. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    I don't think they have an app for OS X [Lion]. What are you thinking of, maybe a third party app?

    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.
  22. macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2006
    Where I live
    They do... Chrome... :D
  23. macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    Hornchurch, Essex
    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.
  24. macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    A Galaxy far, far away
    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.
  25. Westside guy, Jun 25, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012

    macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy part of the Pacific NW
    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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