Native Gmail App for iOS Reportedly Set to Launch

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    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.
    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.

    Article Link: Native Gmail App for iOS Reportedly Set to Launch
  2. macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2003

    I really enjoy the iOS Mail App, however I'd love to have my labels. So with that in mind, I'm hoping this is true!

    - Atrus
  3. macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    Gmail is great 'n all but how much longer will I have to keep pulling my hair out, waiting for a native Google Docs iOS app?
  4. macrumors 603


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    That would go a long way towards getting me to switch to an iPhone...
  5. macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2011
    I cannot wait!

    Guess another reason not to do Android and all those desserts.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010

    This is something I've always wanted on iOS. :D
  7. macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    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 :)
  8. macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2011
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    Push, labels, proper delete/archive/spam capabilities. Exchange setup doesn't handle this very well ( except for push).
  9. macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2009
    I would love for this to happen. I am getting road killed here without the Send Email As feature. Also on Mac OS X Lion, I need a Gmail App that allows me to use Send Email As and import all mail to my computer.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2007
    I don't really care about a native app since I don't use the flags or push features anyways, but it's nice for the iOS users that do to have the option. If only to shut up the Android users that talk **** about it, when I would bet 90% of them don't use the flags anyways.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2003
    Wow, email and ads. No thank you, Apple's App is just fine.

    Yes, I am making an assumption.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2002
    Planet Earth
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    Please include google talk (chat) feature in this native mail app!! All the third-party chat apps really suck.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    Columbia MD
    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.
  14. macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    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.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    I thought Apple doesn't allow third-party email applications on iOS?
  16. KakaduDreamer, Oct 31, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011

    macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2008
    Porterville, California USA
    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.
  17. macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    If it's anything like the interface on their website, I'll be sticking with Apple mail. But thanks. :rolleyes:
  18. macrumors member

    May 21, 2011
    Palmdale, Ca
    apple should have their own mail system, so we wouldn't have to use gmail or msn or yahoo. :cool:
  19. macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
    Except when you want to sync contacts with it.

    Exchange doesn't support custom fields....:rolleyes:
  20. macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2008
    Umm..I've been using Ginbox (previously known as MultiG) on my iOS devices for several years now. If there's anything that any hypothetical "native" GMail app might do that Ginbox can't, I can't imagine what it might be.
  21. macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2011
    iCloud comes with a free address that you can check easily through the mail app and through . You have to go into your icloud setting on your device and enable "mail."

    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!
  22. macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    Yes and your assumptions are making a true ass out of yourself. If you have used Gmails mail app on ANY other device you would see they do not contain any ads what so ever. And by that I mean not a single ad whats so ever.

    Apple would shove ones of its iAds down on your threw its mail client before Google would.
  23. macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2009
    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.
  24. macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2011
    if by native they mean, a native client that loads a browser and their mobile coded site, like all of their apps... then yeah sure.
  25. macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2011
    If there was a step below newbie, you'd be it.

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