One of the main bragging rights for Android users has been the full integration of Google’s apps into the operating system. On an Android phone, Gmail is extraordinarily easy to set up right out of the box. Using Gchat and managing your email from an Android smart phone is as simple as sending text messages. As Gmail is one of the most popularly used email services by tech geeks, there has long been a demand for a dedicated Gmail app for the iPhone. Previously, users only had the option of accessing their messages via the Internet, through a mobile site, or by setting up an account on their iOS device.
On November 2nd, Google lovers finally got their wish when the free Gmail iOS app was released for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Unfortunately, it was quickly recalled after users began encountering a bug that caused an error message as soon as they opened the app.
The app was designed so that users can access their full inbox or a priority inbox. The priority inbox displays messages that it deems important based on the sender and your previous communications with that address. Users are also able to view full conversation threads. Gmail is often praised for the ability to search your email for key terms, and the new app is designed to include this feature.
When used on an iPad, app users can view their inbox as a split screen. On all devices, the Gmail app allows you to attach and email any photos that are stored on your device.
Users who had already installed the app at the time it was pulled can continue to use it, but others will not be able to download it until Google decides to release the updated version.