Google has just released its updated Gmail and Calendar app for iOS to the Apple store. This is a big update for IOS users, because of the huge number of people that use Gmail for personal and professional use. This gives Google access to a group of users that would otherwise be out of reach. These two applications are a big part of their cloud based services, and will attract iOS users to the platform.
Google creates applications for browsers and mobile devices with a business application design to fit modern collaborative, work environments. This user friendly platform offers a huge array of features to accommodate business needs like:
- Gmail for sending and receiving emails.
- Google Drive to share and store files, documents and video.
- Google Chat for internal communication with colleagues or for personal use.
- Google Hangout for virtual meetings, which allows users to visually sharing documents like a WebEx or Gotomeeting.
- Google Voice for making phone calls, which can be synced to your cell phone.
With improved updates for iOS, Google will add more iOS users to the Gmail platform, but with iOS lacking in some of the Android features. Below are some of the features that will bring iOS up to date with Android.
- Revamped user interface with sleek transitioning.
- iOS to resemble in design Android devices.
- Swipe actions to delete and archive emails, which are configured in iOS settings.
- Email search capabilities have been improved to make them faster and more efficient.
- Undo send to revert sent emails.
Google is also working on a new responsive design for its Android and Web versions, this will adapt to the different screen sizes of the different devices to automatically fit all screens.
Responsive design is an app development concept that a lot of app developers are using to create a seamless user interface with mobile and web applications for personal and business use. These Responsive design applications are becoming more and more attractive to mobile app developers as it makes it easier to develop multiple applications in one development cycle. While giving the same look and feel for the UI across multiple platforms.