Who is having trouble with GPush?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by daihard, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. daihard macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    I bought GPush for 99 cents today. GPush is supposed to use the push notification service to let you know whenever you get new mail on your Gmail account.

    Well, it worked for the first few mail messages I received before it started acting up. I exchanged mail with their support rep, who I must admit has been responsive. According to him, they have discovered a few new bugs and the engineers are working to fix them. (Yeah, sounds like the standard response.)

    The interesting thing is, they say that some customers are having problems while GPush is working for others. I am wondering if it's really the case. Is GPush working well for any of you out here who's using it?

    TIA!
     
  2. Barcode macrumors newbie

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    GPush isn't even working for me. Purchased it this morning and it worked once and now it is completely unresponsive. :(
    I get it to authenticate but it does not push any emails through. I ever restarted and made sure notifications were enabled. :( I want this to work!
     
  3. wilderness1957 macrumors regular

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    I would think you would get better suggestions looking in the Ap Store Forum
     
  4. daihard thread starter macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    So do I. Sure, $1 may not be much, but I'd expect a paid app to work better, or at least to work! :(
     
  5. wilderness1957 macrumors regular

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    Fair enough... I just figured they would have had better results for you... guess not....

    I too would be pissed. I bought ibcnu (an APRS Ap) and it didn't work and a lot of people reported it not working. I sent an email to Apple and they refunded my money.

    its sad that they let bad ap's thru but some of the decent ones are hung up in "Review"
     
  6. jarjarblinks macrumors 6502

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    It's not working for me too.

    It's been around 2 hours and 4 emails since - not a single notification.

    My main concern in purchasing this app was for battery life since there is not more "Fetch" every 15 minutes. Their twitter feed apparently states that there emails are being pushed though, less "some bugs".
     
  7. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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  8. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    look on the bright side.... at least you got ONE notification, unlike others, who have gotten none (ie: me) :(
     
  9. muledogus macrumors 6502

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    Mine was one that worked at first and then stopped. I go into the app every once in a while to see what's up. Last night it actually popped up a message that my credentials were refused by GMail but after a few attempts I got it to accept but still didn't recieve notifications. They suggest rebooting your phone and changing your password. I'm not about to change my password on my computer, my phone and my google voice apps just to get their app working. Just fix it!
     
  10. jarjarblinks macrumors 6502

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    And the silliest thing is actually the advertised promo price of .99 before it reverts to 1.99!

    The nerve of that!

    Haha but I'm sure it will be sorted out soon. Just sitting back and drumming my fingers in the time being.
     
  11. CDutch macrumors regular

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    I downloaded it yesterday afternoon and it was working for me initially but quick functioning soon thereafter. Quite annoying.
     
  12. johnnyxhuynh macrumors regular

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  13. derek13 macrumors regular

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    Our company is working on a similar app. It will actually work unlike GPush. However, it will be pricier than $0.99 because maintaining the servers to support the system reliably is expensive.

    I will try to release some alpha-version screenshots to you guys soon :)
     
  14. kicko macrumors 65816

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    I think the only way i would buy a Gmail push app would be if it opened the mail app upon click on the push app.
     
  15. e.m. macrumors 6502

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    I was super excited for this app as well ever since I found about it. Waited patiently, and bought it right away when it was finally released.

    I am having better luck than most of you here, but that's not saying much. I get push notifications randomly. Maybe about 10 to 20% of the time. Very disappointed so far.

    On their site, they claim they're working on a fix. We shall see...
     
  16. jarjarblinks macrumors 6502

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    It's up!

    2 hours, 5 notifications since.

    What I like about the app is that after I read the email, the little number by the side of the app disappears. It's unobtrusive and I like it's streamlined interface.
     
  17. Jayden0606 macrumors 6502

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    Quick Tip: After setting GPush with your Gmail account for the first time, do not go back into the app... issues start to arise when you do.

    That's probably why I never had issues with it... I put it to the last screen and forgot about it.

    I also heard the same somewhere else from one of the devs I believe.
     
  18. johnnyxhuynh macrumors regular

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    I concur! I just downloaded it moments ago, and it has been working very well for me. However, because GPush has the badge notifications, I may revert back to it once the issues have been resolved! Another note, I like the fact that PushMail has a unique sound notification. GPush uses the same sound alert as SMS.
     
  19. johnnyxhuynh macrumors regular

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    I don't think the app's very first screen should be so sensitive. What is the deal with "Don't open the app after you've entered your credentials"? At the very least, there should be three "tabs" at the bottom of the app, with the first being a welcome/splash screen with brief instructions or something. That would eliminate this nonsense of never opening the app again, or risk interrupting the authentication process.
     
  20. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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    It works really fast for me. While testing, it seems to push faster than MobileMe.
     
  21. jarjarblinks macrumors 6502

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    3-5 seconds constantly over 10 test emails.

    I'll be noticing the increment of battery life over the next couple of days after deactivating Fetch completely. If the app stays up it'ld just have managed to pull out a dual purpose.
     
  22. mrXniick macrumors member

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    Gave up on Gpush...

    Pushmail works amazing. Worth the 2.99 over the .99 for gpush
     
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  24. e.m. macrumors 6502

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    still not working for me. last notification was hours ago and I've received 20 or so emails since then.
     

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