Google launched an extremely interesting native Gmail application which runs on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch today; you can get it from the iTunes App Store.
Perhaps the app’s most interesting feature is the ability to do push notifications; aside from this, the application also features earch, autocomplete, support for attachments, priority inbox access, labels and other standard email features like archiving, deleting and reporting spam.
It is intented to be an improvement of the already implemented Web-based application for Gmail – the improvement referring mostly to the push notifications, something Apple can’t really do on their own.
However, already numerous users have reported that the push notifications feature is broken, and the app doesn’t support multiple accounts – which in itself is a pretty major blunder.
But on the bright side, priority inbox is available and working properly – for one account, that is. According to the blog post Google published, the features include:
Get alerted to new messages with push notifications and sounds
Find an email in seconds with search across your entire inbox
Autocomplete email addresses from your Gmail contacts or select from your device’s address book
Upload photos with a click using the new attachment button in compose view
On iPad, navigate your inbox and read your mail simultaneously with split view