Native Gmail Client for iOS is Released [Update: App Pulled]

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    The native Gmail client for iPhone and iPad has been released:
    The app has several noteworthy features including push notifications for new messages; easy photo uploads; on the iPad, a similar side-by-side split view for reading an inbox and message at once; and more. A native Gmail app was rumored to be near completion earlier this week.

    Update: A number of readers are reporting that the app has a significant bug related to push notifications and is giving errors to users upon installation.

    Update: Google confirms the bug and has pulled the app until it can be fixed.

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    Gmail for iPhone and iPad is a free download from the App Store.

    Article Link: Native Gmail Client for iOS is Released [Update: App Pulled]
     
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    anyone getting a notification error of "no valid 'aps-environment' entitlement string found for application" when you first start it up?

    basically, it seems notifications are broken for it. Great.
     
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    yep, me too
     
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    Yeah got that also straight away!
     
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    Yep. Broken here too.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    phew, so it's not just me!

    So, how in the world did THAT kind of error/bug make it through testing and the app store approval process?
     
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    Yup... +1
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, leave it to google to release a non-finished app. Seriously? How hard is it to actually make sure the "public" version is really ready without major bugs. Do they not run the app before they submit?
     
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    Same here. Doesn't support multiple inboxes either. Not any better than built in email app.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Same here

    Deleted app, restarted phone, re-downloaded again.

    Same thing.
    Nice Start Google : (
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    I thought we already had a native Gmail reader. It was the built-in mail reader. Sorry, but I can't get too excited about yet another redundant app.
     
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    Or the web interface. Attachments are nice, but...
     
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    Just submitted a bug report through the App Store to Google; though I'm sure they're already getting flooded.
     
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    Shame

    Doesn't do multiple accounts

    Plus got an error about notifications on start up like everyone else mentioned

    Good effort, long way to go.
     
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    Don't understand why anyone was excited about this, don't we all know Google can't design things to save their life? I knew it would be **** the same minute I heard of it.
     
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    It will probably be in beta until 2017.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Installed it, then promptly deleted it. No multiple accounts, push not working as already noted.
     
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    I have to agree with others that this just seems redundant. Before you know it, every E-Mail service is going to have their own app. Not to mention the blatant rip off of the Facebook app, the slide-in menu from the left, tsk tsk.

    And it basically serves the same functions as the Mail app, maybe plus a few extras. Plus until Apple allows(which I don't see it happening) you to change your default application for specific functions, it will remain useless.
     
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    I wonder what exactly is throwing that error? Maybe something on Googles end? I know you have to have a separate production and development push certificates. Hopefully it is just a simple server issue on Googles end that will be fixed by the end of the day.
     
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    How is this better than the Mail app?

    How is this any better or different than the default Mail app? I don't know why this app would be necessary or why people are excited about it. Can someone tell me the benefits of this over the Mail app? Thanks.

    :confused:
     
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    rofl it doesn't even work. Not that I was going to but this just sets it in stone more that I would never buy a Google Android phone XD if they can't make a simple app for an iPhone god knows what would happen to their mobile OS
     
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    I'm not seeing it on my iPhone or iPad in the app store.
    I can download it on iTunes though.

    Weird.
     
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    i use gmail as well as a few other google-hosted email domains.... my "default" configuration is likely to remain the ios mail app with exchange/push, but it'll be nice to have the ability to search the entire mailbox in a native app when needed.

    i don't see myself enabling the push notifications for the app.
     
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    It's a ****ing webview.

    Good lord, I could code this app in a week.
     
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    If you search "gmail" in the app store on your device, it's way down on the third page of results.
     

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