updated 10:45 am EDT, Mon August 10, 2009
Gmail push app approved
Apple has finally approved GPush, an iPhone app which allows push notifications when new Gmail messages have been received. The app is developed by Tiverias, and should be available for $1 for the first week of its release and $2 subsequently. The approval has unusual timing given Apple's recent rejection of Google Voice-based apps, which sparked an FCC inquiry.
GPush has been awaiting approval from Apple for over a month, and its acceptance could signal a shift in the company's policy towards similar software.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt stepped down from Apple's board of directors last week due to increasing conflicts of interest, which include products like phones, web browsers and now operating systems. It has also been revealed that the companies have a no-poaching rule in terms of hiring between them.