The official native Gmail app is back in the App Store today. The long awaited app had initially been released and then quickly yanked back on November 2nd, due to problems with notifications and possibly other bugs.
Today Version 1.0.2 of Gmail is available in the App Store – with this bit of guidance for those who have the original version installed:
If you already have the Gmail app 1.0.1 released on 2 Nov, you will need to uninstall or log out of the old app prior to installing the new app.
It’s interesting that they use the term ‘new app’ rather than update. That first launch was a pretty spectacular fail, so here’s hoping this one goes better for all those iOS device owning Gmail fans out there.
I removed the original version and installed the update just a short while ago. This time there’s no error on launching the app, and it shows up properly under Settings > Notifications – so hopefully Google’s got that part figured out.
Here’s an App Store link for Gmail – which is even more useful than usual as so far the updated app does not show up well if you search for it.