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This article was published on November 2, 2011

Google pulls Gmail app for iOS, citing notification issues

Google pulls Gmail app for iOS, citing notification issues
Drew Olanoff
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Today, the long awaited native iOS app for Gmail was launched by Google.

Some of us were having issues with the app as soon as it opened, and Google has decided to take the app down.

In a tweet, the Gmail team said:

The iOS app we launched today contained a bug with notifications. We have pulled the app to fix the problem. Sorry we messed up.

In a follow-up tweet, “Google Apps Guy” Dave Girouard apologized as well:

While first versions of new apps are primarily meant to capture an install base and focus on stability rather than features, it seems like Google missed the mark this time.

With Apple’s approval process sometimes taking weeks, how long will it be before Gmail for iOS makes its way back to the store? We’ll keep you updated.

“Googla culpa” indeed.

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