Menu
Google sharpens Gmail app for iOS

Google sharpens Gmail app for iOS

This new version speeds up the inbox refresh process

The latest version of the Gmail app for iOS cuts down on inbox refresh delays and simplifies the log-in process for users with multiple Google mobile apps, the company said Wednesday.

The Gmail app now takes full advantage of the iOS "background refresh" capability, so messages will be pre-fetched and synched even when it isn't open.

"They're right there when you open the app -- no more annoying pauses while you wait for your inbox to refresh," wrote Google software engineer Melissa Dominguez in a blog post Wednesday.

For this new capability to work, users need to activate background app refresh and notifications, and their iPads and iPhones must be running iOS 7.

This new version of the app also incorporates single sign-on and sign-out across other Google iOS apps, including Maps, Drive, YouTube and Chrome.

"So you won't have to type in that 27-character password or retrieve your 2-step verification code every time you navigate to another Google app," she wrote.

The Gmail app for iOS, first launched in late 2011, has been reviewed almost 78,000 times on the App Store and has an average rating of 4 out of 5 possible stars.

Juan Carlos Perez covers enterprise communication/collaboration suites, operating systems, browsers and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Juan on Twitter at @JuanCPerezIDG.

Subscribe here for up-to-date channel news

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Internet-based applications and servicestelecommunicationapplicationsGoogleiosMailMobile OSesmobileinternetmobile applications

Featured

Slideshows

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

Revealed at a glitzy bash in Sydney at the Ivy Penthouse, the first StorageCraft Partner Awards locally saw the vendor honour its top-performing partners with ASI Solutions, SMBiT Pro, Webroot, ACA Pacific and Soft Solutions New Zealand taking home the top awards. Photos by Maria Stefina.

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards
Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip

Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip

​Synnex and Lenovo hosted 18 resellers for an action-packed weekend adventure in RotoVegas, taking in white water rafting on the Kaituna River, as well as quad biking and dinner at Stratosfare​, overlooking Lake Rotorua at the top of Mount Ngongotaha​. Photos by Synnex.

Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip
Show Comments