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

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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 mail.google.com in your mobile browser.

[via MacStories]