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Google releases then pulls official Gmail app for iOS devices

Sections: iDevice Apps, iPad, iPhone, iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, iPod touch

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Google has released their Gmail application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The app supports push notifications and sounds, improved visibility of important emails, and a user interface built from the ground up for the iOS touch interface. Some desktop browser features are present within this app, such as Priority Inbox and threaded conversations along with the usual way organizing emails: archiving, labeling, starring, deleting and spamming tools.

On the iPad, this application really shines; there’s a split-pane view which shows both inbox and message preview(similar to the built-in mail client for the iOS).

Unfortunately, users have reported error messages on start-up, along with crashes, and Google decided to yank the application out of the App Store. Google released this statement on their official blog: “Unfortunately, it contained a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app. We’ve removed the app while we correct the problem, and we’re working to bring you a new version soon. Everyone who’s already installed the app can continue to use it.”

Via [Google official Blog]

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