Google pulls Gmail iOS app just hours after launch

Buggy service and user outcry sees Google can Gmail app within hours of release

Google's leading email client Gmail has hit a rocky patch with the bespoke Gmail for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch application being pulled just hours after launch following a number of performance hampering bugs

Just hours after being made available via the Apple App Store Google has pulled its official Gmail for iPhone, iPad and iPod application following an outcry from disgruntled users.

The much mooted iOS Gmail application had been eagerly awaited prior to its launch yesterday afternoon promising to bring push notifications, Priority Inbox features, functional search and the auto completion of email addresses to Apple's collection of portable devices.

Just hours after hitting its rival's application outlet, however, Google was forced to can its Gmail app with early adopters describing it as buggy and unusable.

"Unfortunately, it contained a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app," an official Google spokesperson said.

"We've removed the app while we correct the problem, and we're working to bring you a new version soon. Everyone who's already installed the app can continue to use it."

Whilst those who have already downloaded the Gmail iOS app can continue to make use of the buggy service, further downloads have been halted until Google has corrected the issues. It has yet to be announced when the app will relaunch.

Did you manage to download the Gmail iOS app before it was pulled? What did you make of the service, well functioning and smooth or glitchy and bug ridden? Let us know via the comments box below.

Via: TechRadar