- 03-23-2009, 12:37 PM #2
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OH SNAP. I see what you mean now lol. My gmail contacts & calender gets pushed by exchanged but my gmail e-mail doesn't. The gmail only fetches every 15 min. does anyone know how much worse battery life is between pushing and fetching? since i'm find right now with my gmail just fetching every 15 minutes since there's never anything urgent... the urgent things come through by text messages.
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I say sort of because you can use the push services along with Google's API (already there) to alert you of new messages.
Now it wouldn't be push mail, it would be an app that would tell you you have new mail, sort of like that new mail notification app that sits in the task bar in Windows and just tells you when you have new mail.
You still have to open mail and fetch the mail, but with such an app you could turn off mail fetching completely and just wait for your alert.
Here's how I see it working:
1) Launch the app and configure it with your gmail. Close it and it goes in to push listen mode.
2) You get new mail, it gives you a vibraing and/or tone alert. It increments the counter on the app.
3) You tap the app to 'open' it which either simply launches the mail app (for you to get the mail) or possibly gives you a summary of new mail headers (from/subject) with a button to open the mail app.
I think if Google really wanted to, they could work with Apple and true push to the email. In fact I know they could. I don't know why they haven't.
But some app like I have described, while not the perfect solution, would do the trick.
I wouldn't be surprised to see 10 of these available on the app store from different developers when 3.0 releases. It doesn't sound difficult to do.
- 03-26-2009, 01:56 PM #16
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- 04-26-2009, 10:51 AM #18
I'm not too familiar with MobileMe; but, would getting an account there allow you to configure gmail to be pushed to your iphone? I know it costs yearly (which makes it not ideal), but was just curious as to the possibilities. I use yahoo mail so I get push already.
- 04-26-2009, 12:31 PM #19
Well people have figured out a way to get gmail to push through mobileme but it's kind of a pain.
You could set your gmail to forward to your mobile me, that's one option.
The next option, change your outgoing server to smtp.gmail.com instead of the mobile me one and when you send messages, they will appear to come from your gmail. But then your mailboxes don't update and it's a mess.
I just wish Gmail would release an iPhone push service.
I don't want to pay for mobile me, but I've thought about it just to have the storage.
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