Push Notification=push gmail?

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  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    For whatever reason they haven't brought push gmail to the iPhone, so I was wondering if it might be possible when they finally add push notification?

    I suppose it's certainly possible, so my question is more wether its likely or not.
     
  2. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Unlikely (so far) until we see a hint of push notifications, that is polished (I hope)
     
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  4. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    That's true for current push email implementations.

    A future email server setup just for the iPhone could easily use the global application notification mechanism.
     
  5. Masquerade macrumors 6502a

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    push notifications are a overrated feature. android users are now staying in touch with their friend while surfing the web but who cares? i kiss my iphone everyday and stevjobs is my lord!
     
  6. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Let's be honest: you suck at trolling.
     
  7. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Why do people keep confusing this.

    The "Push Notifications" that were "supposed" to be delivered in September are for apps like Instant Message Programs to stay running in the background and be able to push notifications of chats, etc.

    Push email can be done now on the iPhone with MobileMe

    So it can handle if.

    ......if Google wanted to support it.

    But why would Google support it when they have their own phones?

    My guess is, GMail will NEVER push to an iPhone as a standard.
     
  8. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    Google worked with RIM to provide instant push email service for all the blackberry users long before the G1 was ever around. No reason they couldn't work with Apple to provide it on the iPhone. I think it's Apple that's the problem, not Google. They offer push exchange, yahoo and mobileme. But not google?
     
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    For all things PUSH, read my original post here

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=592878

    I'm hearing that that Macworld may still end up being a no-show for PUSH and that Schiller will be avoiding it like a landmine.

    Expect nothing more than a few product announcements and a discussion on an upcoming and more serious iPhone update later down the road. My source is like the dude mentioned in the the thread above which has been right up until now. :cool:
     
  11. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    So Apple offers three different types of push e-mail. Google doesn't offer any. Therefore you conclude that Apple's at fault?

    Can you explain your logic here?
     
  12. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    My logic is that google works with manufacturers to provide push service for their email. Why would they work with RIM and not with Apple?
     
  13. Kazakaz macrumors member

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    The reason could be, at the time Google worked with RIM to enable push email, they weren't working on developing their own phone. By the time Apple's iPhone supported push email, they were developing their own phone, and decided not to work with Apple.

    I could be wrong, though. I really don't know when push email started working with BlackBerrys.
     
  14. majorp macrumors 6502

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    Google wants you to use gmail, why wouldn't they offer it for iPhone users if they could?
     
  15. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Ask Google.

    I have no idea why -- but my bet is that it's something along the lines of what Kazakaz said.

    I don't know the details of the situation -- I was merely commenting that conclusion that Apple was at fault was... interesting.
     
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  17. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just tried forwarding my gmail to my yahoo account so I'd have push gmail, but so far gmail hasn't forwarded any of my messeges..not very useful when its that slow.

    Been 20 minutes or so..
     
  18. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    They do indeed. Now _working_ push e-mail... that's another story.

    Yahoo's implementation is both horrendously insecure and laughably unreliable.
     
  19. Hoagie52 macrumors member

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    Well I have never has a problem with it but I don't live in email. How is it insecure?
     
  20. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    I don't think that is a Gmail issue.

    When I forward my Gmail to MobileMe, it is just about instant.
     
  21. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Yahoo has deep rooted self-esteem problems.
     
  22. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    ZING!

    He's gonna be here all week, folks. Try the veal, and don't forget to tip your waitress. Good night!
     
  23. cmrunner83 macrumors newbie

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    Push email is only available on the iPhone through MobileMe, which you have to pay for..

    The only exception I know of is that Yahoo supplies free push email.. I use a generic yahoo email address, and it works great!
     
  24. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    MS Exchange has Push as well.
     
  25. cmrunner83 macrumors newbie

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    Oh yeah, forgot about that!
     

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