Gmail App for iPad and iPhone Now Available [UPDATE]

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The rumors were true, and it’s finally here: a native Gmail app for your Apple device. You’ll get push notifications, inbox searching, autocompleting e-mail addresses, photo uploads and—if you’re an iPad user—a split view with your inbox on the left and your messages on the right.

You’ll also have access to Gmail’s “Priority Inbox” features, message starring, labeling, and spam reporting. The app is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, provided you’ve got iOS version 4 or above—which should be just about everyone by now.

It’s available in the App Store here…

UPDATE (2:22pm): And just like that, she’s gone. Google has updated its blog post with the following:

“Earlier today we launched a new Gmail app for iOS. 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.”

Here’s the offending error message, too:


Introducing the Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch [Google]