Google Applications on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jason2811, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    Google has released iOS apps for Google Earth, Google Voice, Google Books, Google Places, and Google Mobile (search + Google goggles). Anyone think they will ever release a GMail app or a Google Talk app? They have both of these available as native apps on Blackberry and would be great to have on the iPhone.
     
  2. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Apple is a big problem with this.

    They don't like letting developers duplicate the functionality of Apps that ship with the phone.

    I don't think there are any Mail clients on the App Store.
     
  3. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well since Apple allowed SkyFire into the App Store as an alternative browser, I figured they had eased up on some restrictions. And in regard to Google Talk, there are a ton of instant message programs in the App Store. One can only hope.
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    FWIW, even on an Android phone, the Gmail app is functionally identical to the iPhone-specific Gmail webpage/miniapp. So iPhone users already have the Gmail app, so to speak. And the "Google" will do push notifications of new emails, so you're covered there, too.
     
  5. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How does Google do push notifications for a web-based app?
     
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Google Mobile pushes notifications for mail and calendar alerts on iPhone.
     
  7. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    They have an App that does notifications (and there are third party Apps that do it).

    You then have to go to the web app to view the messages.
     
  8. Belladesouja macrumors newbie

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    List of application of Google which are runs on iphone:
    1) Search by voice
    2) My Location
    3) Google Suggest
    4) Search history
    5) Contact search
    6) Vertical search
    7) Links to other Google applications
     
  9. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    You guys do all know that you can get Gmail in the native iphone email app, right?
     
  10. critic81 macrumors regular

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    Yes we do but there isn't the ease of use for the functionality that gmail provides. As in starring, and labels and what not. Using the web app to search is SO much more easier then using the mail client. I would love to have a native Gmail app.
     

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