Google is readying a dedicated Gmail app for Apple's iOS, says TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler.
Citing "multiple sources," Siegler revealed the scoop on his Parislemon tech blog yesterday. The sources say that the app has already been submitted to Apple for review and should be out soon, assuming it gets approved, which Siegler sees as likely.
If true, it would mean that iOS users would join their Android counterparts in gaining access to a dedicated Gmail app with some handy bells and whistles.
As Siegler points out, Google already offers a Gmail Web page for mobile device users. And of course, iOS users can also set Gmail accounts through the Mail, Contacts, Calendars feature on their devices. But a full app would presumably offer a variety of useful features in one single package.
One such feature would be push notifications. Another potential feature would be a priority inbox. Siegler further speculated that the app could offer icons for your contacts, better conversation threading, a more robust search functionality, and even integration with Google+.
Siegler does point out that Google doesn't have a great track record with iOS apps, which he believes can be buggy and don't always look pretty. But his sources have told him that the new Gmail app is "pretty fantastic."
Google had no comment when Siegler reached out to the search giant. The company didn't immediately respond to CNET's request for comment.