Gmail App Yanked from Apple App Store
Google today launched and then pulled its own app from the Apple App store after tweeting about a bug with the apps notifications. Customers had complained about the app bugs after being on the App store for an hour.
On Google+, apps lead Dave Girouard issued a more detailed explanation of what went wrong, saying that the app contained “a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app.” He said that the company has pulled the app down while it fixes the problem, but that anyone who’s already installed the app can continue to use it.
Anticipation for the app was high after reports Tuesday from TechCrunch Apple columnist MG Siegler that it was almost ready to go and would integrate some of the features that users couldn’t get by hooking their Gmail account into Apple’s default mail program.