After disappearing from the App Store for two weeks, Google’s Gmail app for iOS has made its return. Google original released the native Gmail app on November 2nd but it was quickly pulled due to bugs with the notifications system. The premature release of Gmail with the bugs caused Google some unwanted PR which motivated the company to pull the app from Apple’s App Store.
Notifications seem to be working fine in the new version released today. The first release caused an error message to appear when the app was opened and notifications did not work. However, the new update 1.0.2 fixs the notifications issues and also improves handling of HTML images in messages – they are sized to fit the screen and you can use pinch and zoom.
Those who kept the original release on their device will need to uninstall or log out of the old app prior to installing the new one.
Here is what Google had to say about the release of the iOS Gmail app;
Two weeks ago, we introduced our Gmail app for iOS. Unfortunately it contained a bug which broke notifications and displayed an error message, so we removed it from the App Store. We’ve fixed the bug and notifications are now working, and the app is back in the App Store.
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