Following the footsteps of Netflix, Google has updated its Gmail app for iOS to fit the larger screen display size in iPhone 5. Google has informed that the latest version titled 1.3.1415 has been optimized for iPhone. But Google has not mentioned any other major improvements to the app with this update.
The app’s support for the 4 inched screen size of iPhone 5 has arrived at a time where small time app developers are struggling to cope up with the demands of the new device. Google seems to be leading the way and this latest update by Google is expected to motivate a vast majority of developers to consider making their apps, more compatible with iPhone 5.
Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iTouch is a high utility offering from Google which has several functionalities like:
- Better organization of mail by categorizing, labeling, archiving and starring
- Priority inbox for keeping track of important messages
- Auto completion of contact addresses and names
- Threaded conversations
- Alerts for notification of new messages
- Sending and receiving of attachments
- Mail search facility
With the arrival of this new updated Gmail app from Google, pressure will be imposed upon other email service providers to develop iPhone 5 friendly apps for their offerings. The new Gmail app for iOS can be downloaded from here.