With Google’s email suite being one of the most used, utilized and trusted in the world, negative criticisms came up and about upon the first release of Gmail for iOS, mostly covering one rub any developer hates to hear about – bugs.
With the issue of having to input username and password details ever now and then, to various bugs which deny the response of active apps and those in the background, the one rub with many iOS users had to complain about Gmail for iOS was its absent support for the notification center.
A new update release of Gmail for iOS, however, had recently come out with features made to address the old issues which came with previous versions.
A statement from Google notes that “We’ve improved the login process to allow you to stay logged into the app for as long as you’d like. You can still choose to sign out of your account, but you won’t be automatically logged out after a certain period of time has elapsed.”
“We’ll continue to improve the app, and we’re looking forward to bringing you more features in future releases, including support for multiple accounts.” the statement further comments.
It has to be said that though iOS devices are fully-featured devices on their own, interaction between online communication channels remain to be a struggle for domination, with Google’s services oftentimes being prioritized for its own software solutions.
The release of the new Gmail for iOS says something about Google’s focus in catering to the needs of its subscribers, but as built-in features for Google services are more regularly built-in and updated for Android gadgets, the setup calls for some thinking among users of non-Google based software-hardware combinations.
What say you? Think Google’s just being fickle about iOS?