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Google Gmail back on Apple App Store after iPhone fail

Google has reinstated its Gmail app for use by Apple iPhone users after it was pulled last week when it was found that errors occurred in the notification system.

Back now on iOS 4 and above, the Gmail app was celebrated by Google on its launch on November 3rd and dropped from the App Store just a few hours later when the message “no valid ‘aps-environment’ entitlement string found for application” began plaguing new users of the stand-alone email software.

Google were quick to apologise, explaining that the app “contained a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app. We’ve removed the app while we correct the problem, and we’re working to bring you a new version soon.” – and here it is.

In addition to fixing the bug Google took the opportunity to tone things up a little in other areas and the official blog statement reads “We’re just getting started with the Gmail app for iOS and will be iterating rapidly to bring you more features… Based on your comments we have already improved our handling of image HTML messages – they are now sized to fit to the screen and you can pinch to zoom in.”

In other Gmail news this past week, Google has decided to no longer develop its email service on Blackberry gadgets from November 22nd. Unlike iPhone owners who will continue to have messages delivered via an independent app, BB owners will only be able to access their accounts through their mobile’s web-browsing software.

For iPhone owners Gmail is available once again on the App Store for iOS 4 +

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