MG Siegler reports that Google is preparing to finally launch a native application for Gmail. This is great news as even though the Gmail web app is one of the best web apps, we’ve been waiting for Google to launch a native Gmail app.
According to Siegler, the native Gmail app will include features such as Push Notification, Priority Inbox and one-click starring of messages and may also come with contact icons, better threading, and deep searching functionality.
MG Siegler writes on his personal blog:
Google is on the verge of launching their native Gmail app, multiple sources tell me. In fact, I believe it has already been submitted to Apple for review. If it gets approved, it should be out soon. And I think it’s going to be approved.
This is great news for a couple of reasons. First: native Gmail app! Awesome. Second: those who have seen the app tell me it’s pretty fantastic. Perhaps even surprisingly so.
We’ve always lobbied that Google should launch a native app as though Gmail web app is one of the best web apps out there, it does not support push notifications, which in our opinion is one of the basic requirements for a mail application these days, while features such as Priority Inbox and one-click starring of messages were also not supported in iOS Mail app.
We’re excited as we’ve been waiting for the native Gmail app for the last 4 years. What about you?
[via MG Siegler’s blog]