New Gmail App For iPhone Fails

Yesterday Google released it’s native Gmail app for iPhone and iPad devices. But after a few hours of launch, it was temporarily removed the app from iTunes store.

The reason was a few users found a bug in the app that caused problems with this brand new app. The Apple fans are now in disappointment as this was the much expected app for Apple devices. When the app failed even to start, Google had to remove the app temporarily from iTunes store. As of now, Google is working on it to solve the bug. When the bug is cleared, the app will be back in the iTunes store for download.


We’ve combined your favorite features from the Gmail mobile web app and iOS into one app so you can be more productive on the go. It’s designed to be fast, efficient and take full advantage of the touchscreen and notification capabilities of your device. And it’s one more reason to switch to Gmail.” said Matthew Izzat, Product Manager at Google, in a blog post before the launch of the Gmail App.

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But everything seems the other way round. The new features have not yet been used by users since the app failed to start for some reasons. “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.” said Google in an update.

All those new features, push notifications, one click starring of mails and more have got themselves entangled in some kinda bug. Almost 95% of the users have reported the bug to be defective while a quite few are able to use it.

With this much problems in the new app, how did Apple approve the app when Google submitted for a review? It all seems to be a mystery. Now the only thing for us to do is wait for Google to launch an updated version of the app soon.