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The native Gmail client for iPhone and iPad has been released:
Waiting. Walking. Watching TV. Working out. Winding down. Waking up. We check email pretty much everywhere these days. And when we do, we want easy access to our important messages so we can respond quickly and get back to life -- or slinging birds at thieving green pigs.

With that in mind, we've created a new Gmail app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We've combined your favorite features from the Gmail mobile web app and iOS into one app so you can be more productive on the go. It's designed to be fast, efficient and take full advantage of the touchscreen and notification capabilities of your device. And it's one more reason to switch to Gmail.
The app has several noteworthy features including push notifications for new messages; easy photo uploads; on the iPad, a similar side-by-side split view for reading an inbox and message at once; and more. A native Gmail app was rumored to be near completion earlier this week.

Update: A number of readers are reporting that the app has a significant bug related to push notifications and is giving errors to users upon installation.

Update: Google confirms the bug and has pulled the app until it can be fixed.

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Gmail for iPhone and iPad is a free download from the App Store.

Article Link: Native Gmail Client for iOS is Released [Update: App Pulled]
 

Lopes

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Jun 23, 2003
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anyone getting a notification error of "no valid 'aps-environment' entitlement string found for application" when you first start it up?

basically, it seems notifications are broken for it. Great.
 

crisss1205

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Oct 7, 2008
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NYC
anyone getting a notification error of "no valid 'aps-environment' entitlement string found for application" when you first start it up?

basically, it seems notifications are broken for it. Great.

yep, me too
 

9822737

Cancelled
Jul 23, 2008
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anyone getting a notification error of "no valid 'aps-environment' entitlement string found for application" when you first start it up?

basically, it seems notifications are broken for it. Great.

Yeah got that also straight away!
 

Lopes

macrumors 6502
Jun 23, 2003
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phew, so it's not just me!

So, how in the world did THAT kind of error/bug make it through testing and the app store approval process?
 

joeshmo2010

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Jun 25, 2009
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Seattle, WA
Lol, leave it to google to release a non-finished app. Seriously? How hard is it to actually make sure the "public" version is really ready without major bugs. Do they not run the app before they submit?
 

utahking

macrumors newbie
May 11, 2011
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Same here. Doesn't support multiple inboxes either. Not any better than built in email app.
 

gglockner

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Nov 25, 2007
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Bellevue, WA
I thought we already had a native Gmail reader. It was the built-in mail reader. Sorry, but I can't get too excited about yet another redundant app.
 

bp1000

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Jul 7, 2011
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Shame

Doesn't do multiple accounts

Plus got an error about notifications on start up like everyone else mentioned

Good effort, long way to go.
 

fishmoose

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Jul 1, 2008
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Sweden
Don't understand why anyone was excited about this, don't we all know Google can't design things to save their life? I knew it would be **** the same minute I heard of it.
 

Sneakz

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Jul 17, 2008
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

Installed it, then promptly deleted it. No multiple accounts, push not working as already noted.
 

fraggot

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Jun 16, 2009
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Louisville, KY
I have to agree with others that this just seems redundant. Before you know it, every E-Mail service is going to have their own app. Not to mention the blatant rip off of the Facebook app, the slide-in menu from the left, tsk tsk.

And it basically serves the same functions as the Mail app, maybe plus a few extras. Plus until Apple allows(which I don't see it happening) you to change your default application for specific functions, it will remain useless.
 

crisss1205

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Oct 7, 2008
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NYC
phew, so it's not just me!

So, how in the world did THAT kind of error/bug make it through testing and the app store approval process?

I wonder what exactly is throwing that error? Maybe something on Googles end? I know you have to have a separate production and development push certificates. Hopefully it is just a simple server issue on Googles end that will be fixed by the end of the day.
 

tfigs121

macrumors newbie
Sep 4, 2010
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How is this better than the Mail app?

How is this any better or different than the default Mail app? I don't know why this app would be necessary or why people are excited about it. Can someone tell me the benefits of this over the Mail app? Thanks.

:confused:
 

starvingartist8

macrumors regular
Sep 5, 2011
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rofl it doesn't even work. Not that I was going to but this just sets it in stone more that I would never buy a Google Android phone XD if they can't make a simple app for an iPhone god knows what would happen to their mobile OS
 

Zimmy68

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Jul 23, 2008
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I'm not seeing it on my iPhone or iPad in the app store.
I can download it on iTunes though.

Weird.
 

thederby

macrumors regular
Jun 22, 2007
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Austin, TX
i use gmail as well as a few other google-hosted email domains.... my "default" configuration is likely to remain the ios mail app with exchange/push, but it'll be nice to have the ability to search the entire mailbox in a native app when needed.

i don't see myself enabling the push notifications for the app.
 

erthquake

macrumors regular
Oct 11, 2011
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I'm not seeing it on my iPhone or iPad in the app store.
I can download it on iTunes though.

Weird.

If you search "gmail" in the app store on your device, it's way down on the third page of results.
 
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