Google Brings Notification Center Support to Gmail App for iOS

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    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. applesith macrumors 68020

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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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    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. stockinvestor macrumors member

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    Great new update!
    Outlook > gmail > apple mail (sorry)
     
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    Finally! I can give work email it's own app. Would rather use mail app for personal only.
     
  7. flash84x macrumors regular

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

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

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    They really need to work on their buggy Google Voice app.
     
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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?
     
  11. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

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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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  12. brightstarbeing macrumors newbie

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    Yawn

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

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    When did old become bad... I could think of much good old technology.. :rolleyes:
     
  14. brightstarbeing macrumors newbie

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    My point is, they should have had Notification Center support on day one. Trumpeting it now is embarassing for them.
     
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    The app needs an icon update for retina iPad. Looks terrible
     
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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
     
  18. Flitzy Guest

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    <yawn> Still don't care.

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

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

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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 ...
     
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    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.
     
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    They do... Chrome... :D
     
  23. 01Shambrook macrumors newbie

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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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    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
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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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