Good "GPush" Alternative

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Branden Dae, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Branden Dae macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2010
    Could anyone recommend a good GPush alternative since they'll be ending their service soon. Below is the email they sent.

    Dear GPush user,
    Thank you for your loyal use of GPush. Unfortunately, we have determined that the value added by GPush beyond such products as Google's own push notification service is not sufficient to merit our continued maintenance of the service. We will therefore be shutting the service down as of December 31, 2010.
    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
    The GPush Team

    Not sure what "Google's own push notification service" is referring to past using Exchange, but I like having the alert notification pop-up for emails which the Google app does not do! Thanks!
  2. JeffMonty macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2008
    The Google mobile app offers Push email now. It was updated awhile ago. Under settings you can add up to two accounts for it to check.
  3. damnyooneek macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2005
    You can set up your gmail to push emails to the iPhone mail app. That's the best method but if you want a 3rd party app to do it use boxcar that's the second best choice. Both methods are free.
  4. Branden Dae thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2010
    Thank for the replies. I already use the Exchange push for Gmail, but also like having an "alert" notification pop up for it as well, which the Google app does not do, only a badge... I'll try Boxcar!
  5. efp1 macrumors 6502


    Oct 3, 2008
    I use Mail Notifier and it works great. Been using it for more than a year now, I believe. You should check it out :)
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I love Boxcar because it has some different mail sounds than every other iPhone out there. (Which I often hear when I'm out in public.) That and the 'quiet hours' (times you DON'T want it to alert you) make it far more useful than using the basic push e-mail.
  7. ironicninja macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2009
    Just started using Push Gmail and it works great so far
  8. jplusc macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2010
    I can second push gmail. It does a good job and had retina support.

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