Gmail Updated With iPhone 5 Support

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Google has updated the official Gmail for iOS app with support for the iPhone 5's larger screen. The app allows users to read and organize their Gmail messages, as well as push notifications for new messages.

    Google also announced a new way to sync with Google Contacts on iOS. The service now supports CardDav, an open protocol for contact syncing.

    Gmail for iPhone and iPad is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Gmail Updated With iPhone 5 Support
  2. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a


    Aug 12, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Hopefully YouTube is next in line for an update.
  3. markieg macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    anyone else bored with these articles about iPhone 5 app updates?

    its a problem for early adopters yet people blindly buy
  4. sazivad macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    New Jersey
    I would think an app like YouTube, which could really take advantage of the 16:9 display, would have priority over Gmail, which, on the iPhone 5, simply allows you to view more content.

    I supposed there are other factors in play.
  5. Glassed Silver macrumors 68000

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    LOL calling that a problem is a bit of an overstatement to make.
    No matter what I have pre-5 iPhone or iPhone 5: Most apps are 3.5", but they all work.

    No an early adopter problem is actually something breaking or such, this I would call an early-adopter trade off.

    Then again, you at least get some apps in 4" already and dare I say the apps I use the most all got updated already.

    At least I don't have to wait for weeks to get my iPhone 5 shipped lol, early adopters unite :D

    Glassed Silver:mac
  6. applesith macrumors 68020


    Jun 11, 2007
    Apps still work, they just dont take up the full screen. Not more of a problem than when retina was introduced.
  7. Pared macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    What the heck does that have to do with anything?

    You can always NOT read the articles and NOT comment on them - such a strange foreign concept, I know.
  8. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    True, but I wish non iPhone 5 apps running in portrait mode had one large black bar at the top instead of being centered with two black bars on top and bottom. Most apps have a tool bar on the bottom of the screen and I often find myself hitting a bottom black bar instead of toolbar button slightly above.
  9. nibster macrumors member


    Sep 23, 2012
    Old Street, London
    what are the benefits?

    I'm a gmail user with an iPhone 5 but have always used the integration with the iOS Mail app. Sometimes I wish I could use the google search to find things I know are in my mail, but otherwise it works for me.

    Am I missing out on any other benefits by not using the Gmail app?

    Would like to hear from anyone who finds it useful.
  10. Skulls macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2012
  11. Mike84 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    How does one enable push notifications on the app?
  12. Azzin macrumors 68040

    Jun 23, 2010
    London, England.
    Once it does this I'm in, until then stock app for me.
  13. Radio macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    I wish apple would do something with the added space - even google gmail could of added some more menu options. Why just stretch it out?

    That's lazy.
  14. cvaldes macrumors 68040

    Dec 14, 2006
    somewhere else
    The typical way:

    Settings > Notifications > Gmail
  15. hejda macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2012
    I'm constantly missing letters in whatsapp because they keyboard is now in a slightly different place than the built in message one.
  16. curmudgeon32 macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2012
    I'm with you -- I use the Mail app at least 90% of the time and find it quite sufficient. The other 10% is when I'm searching for something. That's where the Gmail app is quite good and the Apple app often stumbles.

    My main gripe about the Gmail app is that it just doesn't cache things very well, so when I find myself opening Mail in the subway, Gmail is nearly useless while Mail is usually quite up-to-date.
  17. GiantSteve macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2011
    Gmail Labels

    I actually find the iOS spotlight search a pretty good way to find emails but I use the Gmail app to apply, view and filter my email by labels. With multiple projects and activities I find labels an essential tool to organize my email and for better or worse the Gmail app is the best way to do this. I also have a number of automated filters that apply labels to specific classes of email. The Sparrow app had labels, but their color coding does not sync with Gmail and it isn't as easy to use and use. Also, the Gmail app lets me see my original message and replies in the threaded view as seperate emails while they only show as quoted replies in the native app. The Gmail app has some real issues, but until there is a better way to use Gmail labels I will continue to use it. If you have a large volume of email you may find labels and filters can really help your productivity.
  18. Radio macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
  19. SandboxGeneral Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    I really like the Gmail app ever since they added Push Notifications to it. Now all I would like to see is them find a way to speed up it's load times.
  20. Skulls macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2012
    You know that you can have push notifications for Gmail with the stock mail app only, right?
    You don't need a google's app for that.
    Plus, it takes too long to load(compared to the stock mail app), and since it's single account only, it's completely useless.
  21. bpeeps macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2011
    First world problems...
  22. michelob tfs macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Falkirk, Scotland
    I've always used my gmail account via the already provided Apple mail app. Is this going to be no longer the case? If not, what is the point of a separate gmail app?
  23. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium


    Jan 28, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    What problem ? There are no problems.

    But yes I also hope we won't get a story for each and every one of the 675,000 apps that get updated. Gets redundant after a while.
  24. zone23 macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2012
    Only if you still have a 4 or 4S
  25. SandboxGeneral Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    Yes, but the native doesn't support Gmail labels, which I use a lot. I used with my Gmail ever since the first iPhone up until the provided Push. Since then I stopped using the, even though I do like it for it's simplicity.


    No, I don't think so. should support Gmail as time goes on. I can't see Apple dropping that support, knowing that millions of more people probably use Gmail more than Apple Mail.

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