The Gmail app, which Google had released for iOS devices yesterday, has been pulled out of Apple App Store due to some bugs.
Apparently, the Gmail app for iOS arrived with bunch of serious bugs. The native Gmail app for iOS appeared nothing less than a HTML5 based web-interface offering app packaged. Later in its official Twitter account, Gmail acknowledged the issue. However, it is not clear when the app would be reintroduced though.
Google’s popular free email service — Gmail was already available as intuitive HTML5 based web app for the iOS devices. However, several Gmail users heavily demanded a native Gmail app for the iOS devices.
Gmail app for iOS was released for iOS 4.0 or higher update running devices. After several reports of broken interface, lack of features and buggy notifications, the app was pulled out by Google. On the official Gmail blog, Google acknowledged a bug that broke the notifications and is said to be working to fix the issue.
The Gmail app loads with a fresh and new splash screen with the usual login page. It turns out that the notifications bug wasn’t the only issue. The Gmail app was more like a web interface and allowed using only one Gmail account at a time. While swiping the interface from left to right, several users could not see any labels. Also, the virtual keyboard did not show up when responding to an email or composing a new one.
After noting the issues prevailing in the first ever native Gmail app for iOS device, any user who has used it will think twice before using it.
Alongside, now all eyes are set on the revamped Gmail app for Android smartphones that is expected to arrive with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.