I’ve been thinking this morning about all the iPhone does and how much I rely on my iPhone daily. Here’s a typical day with me and my beloved iPhone: Wake up using the alarm clock app Check email, Facebook and Twitter Check the weather Listen to music while getting ready
Today Google announced on the Google Mobile Blog that they've just launched a new interface for Gmail on the iPad. The new UI is based on the HTML5 interface they launched last year for the iPhone, although it's currently in an experimental test phase. The most obvious change is that the iPad version shows you a list of messages on the left and the full content of the selected message on the right — just like the Mail app. Not much else has changed, although Google is encouraging its users to send them feedback and suggestions for the new version.
To check out the new version, bring up gmail.com on your iPad or in the iPad simulator. Screenshot follows below!
The Gmail team at Google announced recently that they have updated the mobile-optomized version of Gmail that shows up on smartphones like the iPhone to be between 2 and 3 times faster than the previous version. The speed increase is the result of several optimizations implemented to boost performance of Gmail's mobile site.
Today Google announced on the Gmail Blog that Gmail now supports push email for the iPhone and Windows Mobile devices. The new addition is actually part of the Google Sync service which allows users to sync contacts and calendars from their Google accounts. To receive push Gmail, you'll need to set up your Google account as a Microsoft Exchange service in your iPhone's settings. More instructions are available on Google's help page. I've tried setting up my Gmail account to receive push email with no luck Google may still be in the process of rolling out the service to some accounts. Let us know in the comments if you get it working!
Right now one of the biggest things MobileMe has going for it is push email, but if something like Gmail, a free, hugely popular email service, were to get push capabilities, it would be a big game changer. There's an app in development that does the next best thing. It's called GPush, and it sends you push notifications right from your Gmail inbox.
Google has made some enhancements to Gmail and iGoogle for iPhone and Android. Now when you access Gmail on an iPhone or iPod touch, Gmail has faster address auto-completion. Now when you type the first few letters of the address you want or the name of the person, mobile Gmail will display a couple of possible answers from your contacts list.
Today Google rolled out a major update for both Gmail and Calendar for iPhone. The most obvious improvements lie in the new Gmail and Calendar interface. Labels are much more visible, search is easier to get to, and a new floating menu appears when performing batch tasks. All of the improvements stem from the updated engine which is significantly faster and more powerful. In addition to interface tweaks, the new engine also improves the speed of Gmail mobile and even allows you to compose a message even when cell service drops out. Check out the video walkthrough below!
Even though Apple isn't taking part in Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona, the iPhone is present in a big way. While their competitors offered their criticism of the device and it's business model, developers showed off their latest iPhone software, including offline GMail from google and a turn-by-turn GPS navigation client.
Google has announced that their new online task management tool Tasks in Gmail Labs is now available for use on the iPhone. Tasks is a lightweight task manager service that is integrated with every Gmail account, and lets users compile a simple list of tasks and check them off as they are completed. The iPhone version sports a new iPhone-optomized UI that works especially well on the device. Video after the break.