In a move that few could have predicted, Gmail finally has it’s own native app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
I wouldn’t have believe it unless I saw it myself, so get ready to pick your jaw up off you desk and check out the listing in the App Store here: http://itunes.apple.com/app/gmail/id422689480?mt=8
The reason that this is so shocking to me is because I am a recent convert from Android to iOS, and the only thing that had me double guessing the migration was how poorly iOS managed my email (I use Gmail for personal, and work uses Google Apps). Google has had 4 years to build a native email experience for iOS users, but they’ve alway forced people to use their web app (which is good by Web App standards - which doesn’t say much) or hack it into iOS mail center (which makes it difficult for thinks like labeling and starring).
Here are some screen shots from the app store.
Some early users are reporting errors - but with how long we’ve waited, how can we resist?
Let me know what you think!