Gmail Push?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ClemTiger0408, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. ClemTiger0408 macrumors 6502

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    I know Push is not available for the iPhone natively, I know about the apps.

    My questions is: Why isn't there push for the iPhone through gmail?

    If I am not mistaken, Google provides push for the Android phones. Is Google not providing push to the iPhone to try to sway customers to their handsets? Is there some sort of technological limitation that is preventing them from doing this, even though services like Hotmail (I think) offer it?

    I just don't understand why gmail would keep push away from users if they had the ability to provide it.

    Honestly, this isn't a rant, I am legitimately trying to learn WHY they don't, not complain about the fact that they don't.
     
  2. esadb macrumors 65816

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    JUNK
     
  3. muledogus macrumors 6502

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    Seems some details of this post needed to be emphasized.
     
  4. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    Apple needs to implement it - not google

    they need to add IMAP IDLE (not true push bit it does appear to work like push to the end user)

    This is how the palm pre has push gmail, we just need apple to implement IDLE
     
  5. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    That app is a bucket of fail. I installed it, and was stumped as to why I recieved no emails, for a few hours this morning. I thought it was just a slow day, but I fired up the mail app to be sure, and low and behold - 18 unread emails just sitting in the inbox! :mad:
     
  6. lw9090 macrumors regular

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    Forward to Yahoo

    For now I just created a new yahoo (rocketmail) account. Then forward a copy to it from my gmail and roadrunner accounts.
     
  7. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    My native push works fine for my MobileMe account...
     
  8. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    the subject is Gmail push - not mobileme/push in general
     
  9. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, when I see: "I know Push is not available for the iPhone natively" instead of "I know Push is not available for Gmail and services other than MobileMe on the iPhone natively", I just want to make sure folks do not get confused. :)
     
  10. jayenh macrumors 6502

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    My native push works fine for my exchange account...


    see what i did there?
     
  11. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Yes, and thank you for clarifying even further. :)
     
  12. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    GPush is Pure crap IMO! Don't waste the $.99!
     
  13. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    I 2nd that. Just create a Yahoo! account and forward your Gmail to that for the time being. Bam! Push GMail.
     
  14. ilkevinli macrumors 6502

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    If you guys want TRUE push email for Gmail and/or AOL, try nuevasync.com. Its 25.00 a year but I think its worth it. Im using it for AOL and my mail gets pushed in 5 secs. They offer a 3 day trial so you can test it yourself.
     
  15. Reclaim3r macrumors regular

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    25$ does not sound worth it for push email in my opinion...

    But as far as Gmail push is concerned, I do believe it's up to Apple to implement it, not google. (You can get push gmail to a Blackberry device..)
     
  16. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    The Yahoo solution isn't viable as I carefully label my email and practice the zero inbox method. Yahoo doesn't recognize my folders/labels.
     
  17. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    A native Gmail push-enabled app would be all I need to move the stock Mail app to the back page for me.

    That's all I want - a native Gmail app, from Google, that's push enabled.
     
  18. esadb macrumors 65816

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    just created a rocketmail account, i sent myself a test email and i dont see any push notifications on the phone.. email has been in the inbox for 25minutes..

    And push is setup on the phone..
     
  19. miggitymac macrumors 6502a

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    Try restarting/respringing the phone.
     
  20. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    agreed. I have mobile me, but I don't route gmail through it for this reason.

    I'm also just curious - why do people care so much about push email? I mean, I use gmail more than mm even though the latter pushes. It's just not that important to me to get my email *instantly.* For work, Ok (have a bb for that), but messages from my friends and family really don't need my immediate attention. And if they do, they can call or text.

    Not trying to start an argument, and I would use push with gmail if it were available, but I'm not sure what the fascination is.
     
  21. esadb macrumors 65816

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    shut it off and back on. Is that what you mean by respringing?
     
  22. miggitymac macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. If you are jailbroken, then you can respring your phone using SBSettings.

    If not, you can shut it off and turn it back on.
     
  23. itsmequinn macrumors regular

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    Nuevasync. It's $25 a year and you get push Gmail through an exchange server. The service works perfectly for me with very few limitations and the customer service is phenomenal. I would consider staying with then if google released their own exchange-based solution just because of how responsive and committed they are to any technical issue I might have.
     
  24. esadb macrumors 65816

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    yah i already tried that no luck..
     

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