Gmail and GReader on the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FortWorthMac, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
    the parched earth of North Texas
    Okay first of all I know it's not out so this may not be able to be answered. But I'm thinking with some of the specs known someone probably can.

    I'm wanting to know if Gmail and Google Reader will work on the iPad like they do on a desktop/laptop. I don't know what the backend is for those sites, if it's HTML, Jave, etc so that's what I'm not sure.

    What do you all think?

  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    It works on the iPhone so don't see why it wouldn't work on the iPad.
  3. FortWorthMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
    the parched earth of North Texas
    Aside from the mobile versions?
  4. itsmequinn macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2007
    This is exactly what I'm wondering as well.

    Anyone with access to the iPad simulator that wouldn't mind saying in so many words without breaking their NDA whether the main Google products work in their desktop forms or in some sort of stupid looking gigantic blown up iphone version?

    I could understand google making a better iPad oriented version of their sites in the future, but what I'm worried about happening is that every company that now forces me over to an iphone specific (and sometimes partially crippled) version of their site is going to recognize the ipad as an ipod touch and not allow you to access the regular FULL version of the site.

    I think there are two ways a company can go with this: Create a version of their site that offers all the functionality of the regular site (or at least more functionality than an iphone/ipod touch version) but that is more touch-centric than the regular "point and click" version of the site OR they can just allow you to acces the regular version of the site and suffer the fact that most websites aren't yet designed for touch, since most computers (and that's what the iPad is) are not yet touch-oriented.

    The one thing that's not an option for anyone that's serious about their site is to pixel double the iPhone version of the site. The iPad is capable of running full version sites so just let it run them if you're not going to do a decent job on an iPad specific site.
  5. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    You do realize you can use the full version of these sites on an iPhone right?
  6. Zathu macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2006
    Gmail errors out with the simluator, but it'll surely be fixed.

    Reader works, you need to two finger scroll the articles. The Byline developer has expressed interest in a iPad version.
  7. infectbda macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Reeder is also coming to the iPad. I actually think it's my favorite way right now to access Reader, so that's pretty exciting.
  8. johndango macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2010
    Redmond, Wa
    Google Reader and Gmail are the two sites I access most. I really hope they make apps for these or make them work like their full scale counterparts.

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