Gmail app returns to iOS

Gmail app returns to iOSCast your mind back two weeks, and you might remember Google introduced its long-awaited Gmail app for iOS, boasting of an array of awesome-o features but ultimately pulling the product after just a few hours.

Well, it’s good news if you happen to tick the iOS and Gmail boxes, as the app is now back, and – as Take That sang – back for good.

Google, unsurprisingly, is trying to put a positive spin on things. Hell, why wouldn’t you want to release an app for a brief period only to withdraw it amid a flurry of complaints?

A blog post from Matthew Izatt, Product Manager, explains: “In the short time the app was public we received a lot of helpful feedback and feature requests. This included requests for everything from bigger features like multiple account support to customizations like improved notifications and mobile specific signatures.

“We’re just getting started with the Gmail app for iOS and will be iterating rapidly to bring you more features, including all the ones listed above plus many more.”

If you managed to grab the initial release of the Gmail app for iOS, you'll have to uninstall or log out prior to installing the new version.

Good times. I never really got on with Gmail’s web interface, and have used the same old Yahoo! account for years. In case you were wondering.

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