The Gmail app for iOS has returned to the App Store two weeks after Google pulled it.
The native app brought the functionality of Gmail to the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. However, despite its features, the app suffered from several fatal flaws, including the nasty bug that broke iOS notifications. As a result, Google pulled the app hours after its launch. The app also received negative reviews for its lack of functionality.
“Two weeks ago, we introduced our Gmail app for iOS,” Google Product Manager Matthew Izatt says in a blog post. “Unfortunately it contained a bug which broke notifications and displayed an error message, so we removed it from the App Store. We’ve fixed the bug and notifications are now working, and the app is back in the App Store.”
Version 1.0.2 of the app fixes the critical bugs, but it doesn’t add any new functionality to the app. Gmail for iOS still doesn’t support multiple accounts and still fails to host email on the user’s device. The search giant says those features are around the corner, though.
“We’re just getting started with the Gmail app for iOS and will be iterating rapidly to bring you more features,” Izatt says. Download Gmail for iOS FREE