Gmail Web App Gets Pull to Refresh, Retina Display UI on iPhone



Google’s Gmail web app for the iPhone delivers a nice new update this morning that makes it even more iPhone-friendly, introducing the iOS trademark pull to refresh function, and an enhanced interface.

Refreshing your inbox is now a lot more natural to iPhone users with the pull to refresh feature that was first introduced to the iPhone with the Tweetie Twitter client — which seems to have become an iOS trademark feature, making its way into a whole host of third-party apps and web apps.

The web app now features a much sharper, high-resolution interface that looks a lot prettier on the iPhone 4’s Retina display.

In addition to pull to refresh and a nice new look, the app sports a fancy transitions feature as you navigate its menus. The Gmail Blog explains:

When you tap on a conversation, tap back to the inbox, go to the menu or go back, the view will slide left or right. This new transition animation is a quick, small indication that makes the view change feel smoother.

To check out the Gmail web app’s new features, just visit in your mobile browser.

[via MacStories]

  • barstep

    But you still can’t view images in messages unless it’s first selected in the webmail interface. This needs fixing.

  • bondr006

    What makes the pull to refresh a new feature? I have been using it on my iPad and iPod touch for a couple of months now.

  • lsl48
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  • EvanGreggs

    I just paid $ 23.86 for an iPhone and my girlfriend loves her Dell laptop that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 42 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 665 which only cost me $ 62,81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from,

  • WVMikeP

    And as is typical, Google makes “buttons” too small for human fingers (along the top).  Human finger is 44 pixels wide (pre-retina display).  Those look much thinner.

  • mai duc chung

    The usual idea is that you would use NFC to set up the link between the two devices and then do an automatic hand over to a different protocol for doing the actual transfer of data – eg Bluetooth,iphone 5

  • lls17