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Google Adds Push Notifications to iPhone App

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Aug 23, 2010, 12:19 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

Google today updated the Google Mobile App for iPhone and included Gmail and Calendar push notification support. Users who opt to receive push notifications can turn them on. They will then be alerted to upcoming calendar appointments and new emails from Gmail. The revised application also delivers search results as users type, to help speed up the search process. The update is a free download from the iPhone App Store.

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Aug 23, 2010, 1:04 PM

What's the point? You already offer free push via Exchange...

Why waste time adding these redundant features when you could be:

Releasing Google Goggles for iPhone
Releasing Latitude for iPhone (with iOS4 support)
Releasing Google Navigation for iPhone
Why bother waiting for the iPhone to get these cool and free apps when you could be:

Buying a phone with Android
Getting Rid of AT&T and their data caps
Daniel Dc5

Aug 23, 2010, 2:30 PM


How old does this phone look, looks like a old ass HP or a HTC WING lol

Aug 23, 2010, 1:45 PM

A Layer of Gunk

I don't see the need. If you're using Exchange ActiveSync on your iPhone with the current OS, you already get all this using the existing apps on the device. Using Google Calendar, I can create one or more SMS reminders for an event, which remain in Messages until I delete them. Push Notifications disappear once you view them. Seems like an unnecessary layer of gunk. Reminders become reliant on 2 sets of servers now from both Google and Apple.

What I'd rather see is a Google-made app that gives me an alternate interface to my Google Apps account, especially Contacts & Calendar. They could store the contact and calendar data locally, or have it work real-time with your account -- getting around alternate UI's touching Apple's database...
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