Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG): mail 2.0 on iOS Introduced with New Features

After launching Gmail 2.0, Google Inc(NASDAQ:GOOG) has announced a revamped version of its native app on iOS devices. The interface looks cleaner and the overall experience has been improved, which include including the addition of profile pictures in messages, new animations, infinite scrolling, and the long-awaited support for multiple accounts.

The update is great when you consider that it has failed to impress in the past. New time, time-savers have been incorporated, including autocomplete predictions that appear when you type in the search field, and integration with Google Calendar, which means you can reply to Google Calendar invites from your mobile. Google+ will also be available with additional support for +1′ing and commenting directly on Google+ posts directly within the app.

Users, who have many Google Accounts, can easily switch between accounts from the menu. There is an option in the left-side navigation, from which you can select up to five Google Accounts each with their own icon and notification flag showing unread messages. The quality of the new app indicates influences of the work done by the recent Google acquisition, Sparrow, which had previously built apps for Mac and iOS.

There has been an upgrade to the Android version before, which added more features yesterday for Android 4.0+ users, including new gestures like pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-delete, larger photo previews and a gallery view for attachments, the ability to auto-fit messages to the screen, and much more.

There were talks of a glitch in the form of an error message occurring at times when a user tried to update the Gmail app, but Google has clarified it is only a rollout issue and has been resolved.

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