Earlier this month Google quickly released a native Gmail app for the iOS platform, which came shortly after rumors of its existence surfaced. Unfortunately the application was riddled with bugs and was pulled a few hours after being made available. Now we can tell you that the Gmail app is back on the App Store, and is all fine and dandy now.
When it was first released thousands of users quickly downloaded the app, but users got error messages for their push notifications. Now the Gmail app is available again and eWeek are reporting that Google’s product manager Matthew Izatt has said “We’ve fixed the bug and notifications are now working”.
The app now has push notifications and sounds, auto complete for addresses, message search, and users can now upload images with a single click via the new attachment button in compose view. There is also the Priority Inbox option that allows users to rank important messages, conversations, and sort mail into archives, labels, stars and trash.
It is now extra touch sensitive with users being able to pull down their inbox to refresh and search for new messages, as well as swipe right to see labels and navigate their inbox in split view with the iPad. While Google was working on the application it received many requests for new features that included multiple account support among others.
One big new feature Google have added is that image HTML messages are now sized to fit the screen, and they can be pinched to zoom in on them. Izatt added that the company were only just starting on the Gmail app for iOS, and said they “will be iterating rapidly to bring you more features, including all the ones listed above plus many more”.
Have you downloaded the Gmail app for iOS?