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Wednesday August 12, 2009 11:45 am
Push Gmail coming soon with GPush iPhone app
While you can’t have true Push Gmail on the iPhone [Editors Note: You can, if you set up Gmail as an Exchange account, but you don’t get Push Notifications this way], an app arriving very soon on the App Store will come close to replicating the true experience.
Currently, the iPhone’s Mail App pings Gmail periodically, or when you hit refresh, to see if you have any new messages. Push e-mail would be virtually instantaneous - as push notification on the phone is.
GPush is an app that will shoot off push notifications whenever you get new e-mail. You’ll then be able to go into your phone’s Mail App and see your new e-mail as the Inbox refreshes.
While it isn’t true push Gmail on the iPhone, it looks like this is as close as we’re going to get. At least for now.
Surprisingly enough, Apple has already approved the app. GPush was available for a brief period of time but had to be taken down while the app’s developer worked out some kinks on its servers. Sign up here to be notified when the app releases.
The app’s going to be $0.99 initially and then will become fixed at $1.99.
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