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First Gmail App for iOS Failed

By on November 3, 2011
First Gmail App for iOS Failed

Wednesday Google wanted to make 2 surprises for its users: to unveil Gmail’s new look and to run its new iOS app. Though it succeeded in the first one, it failed in the second one.

Everybody is satisfied with the modern and user-friendly interface of Gmail, while complaints around the Gmail iOS app do not end.

Just after a few hours of Gmail app release Google has pulled it from the iTunes app store due to some bugs that caused it work incorrectly.

Latter Google team explained the issue:

“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.”

Well, Google can make mistakes, so let’s not throw stones at it, because those who are so disappointed are the ones who benefit from Google and Google apps the most.

This massive disappointment proves that the Gmail app was one of the most desired and expected apps among users, so I agree that Google should have been more attentive with the app’s test.

The most expected features of Gmail app were push notification, high speed, multiple user accounts, archiving with gestures and graphically rich interface: unfortunately none of these features promised by Google were accessible.

I’ve read some opinions about people blameing Apple for knowing about the bugs during regular app check process out and not pointing them out or stopping the app from going live.  Yes, this may seem weird, because Apple is renowned for its iron grip over the quality of products released to its App Store users. But on the other hand, it is not Google’s first dud product (with no connection to Apple), and besides we have many examples of successful iOS apps launched by Google. So let’s not seek the guilty where we can’t find them: if the bugs were so obvious to be easily identified during Apple’s review then Google would have fixed them for sure.

One more thing, if Apple is so fool to play the alleged cheap trick on a competitor, it won’t last too long without the prudent guidance of Mr. Jobs!

So, let’s wait and see the Google app fixed and re-launched in the near future.  Stay with us and we will get the update news out as soon as the app is ready!

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