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Internet search giant Google released the first update to its Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, bringing a short list of changes and bug fixes to the iOS client.

The Gmail iOS app was updated to version 1.1 on Wednesday, with Google announcing on its blog that the minor refresh adds "some new features and interface improvements" to the mobile client which debuted in early November.

Along with a few minor UI tweaks and bug fixes, the update features a new drawing tool called Scribbles. Supporting different colors, brush sizes, lines, erasers and spray paint, the feature allows users to sketch out an idea and attach the resulting illustration to an email as a .png file.



Along with the new Scribbles canvas, Google added the capability to add custom signatures to messages sent from a mobile device and a vacation responder. The options are accessed through the gear icon at the top of the menu view.

The updated app also improves on labels by including support for nested labels, bringing the mobile version of the client more inline with its desktop counterpart.



Finally, Google has changed the notification sound users hear when they receive an email, though this last feature is exclusively for devices running iOS 5.

Google notes that it is working to bring "highly requested" features like banner notifications, multiple login support and "send-as" functionality to upcoming versions of the app.

The original Gmail app debuted on Nov. 2, however stability issues caused Google to pull it from the App Store mere hours after its launch. The company relaunched the standalone client on Nov. 16.

Gmail version 1.1 is available now at Apple's App Store, and requires iOS 4 and above.
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Come on Apple bring out 3D Maps .. I want to ditch all things Google.
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It's like a very bad ripoff of the Facebook app.
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Highly requested features is code for... Should of been there from the beginning. What was the rush to put something half assed out there when its been so long anyway?
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Come on Apple bring out 3D Maps .. I want to ditch all things Google.

Good luck with that. Google provides more information than you think. Such as store hours, business locations, reviews, public transit information, bike paths, 3D rendered building with turn by turn navigation.

It would be a smart move for Apple to simply UPDATE their maps app. It's essentially 4 years old.

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Highly requested features is code for... Should of been there from the beginning. What was the rush to put something half assed out there when its been so long anyway?

Because people like labels and they wanted the stand alone app like we have on Android. It's a free app with active developers and regular updates, why complain?

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Good luck with that. Google provides more information than you think. Such as store hours, business locations, reviews, public transit information, bike paths, 3D rendered building with turn by turn navigation.

It would be a smart move for Apple to simply UPDATE their maps app. It's essentially 4 years old.



Because people like labels and they wanted the stand alone app like we have on Android. It's a free app with active developers and regular updates, why complain?

I think you need to research what Apple have coming ...
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Did they add the "working gmail app" feature?

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Because people like labels and they wanted the stand alone app like we have on Android. It's a free app with active developers and regular updates, why complain?

There is a difference between complaining and just stating the obvious.

Google went years without a GMail app. There wasn't a rush to get anything out there.

When they do put something out finally it hardly even works and lacks even the most basic features of a standard app a 12 year old makes in their basement. They had to pull it from the store almost immediately.

There is something to be said for putting out a product and updating based on feedback and there is something different to be said for putting out a product that lacks basic functionality and stability.

It seems to be a dysfunctional team with little oversight and leadership and (probably rightfully so) ranks pretty low on Google's priorities.

...and things are free for a reason and its not because Google is an altruistic non-profit.
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It has been almost three weeks since I opened Gmail account for my Androd phone. I opened my Gmail account about 5 times to see emails regarding Android setup for my phone until yesterday.

But today with this news, I opened it and closely examine what it is. I put some contact there, and I noticed that my Android phone has got the same contact straight from my Gmail contact. Walla!!

I knew last week that I could sync Google Calender with my Android phone. (ie, I put schedules in Google Calender on my desktop, then the schedules are showing in my schedule Widget on my Android phone). Then another suprise this week.

Contact files could be imported to Gmail, but I am not really good at doing such thing, so I manually put all my regular contacts in my Gmail contact including mobile phone numbers, landline phone numbers, emaill address & websites and so on. They are all showing on my phone and I could do everything with them on the go at ease.

They are great!!!
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