updated 02:20 pm EDT, Mon August 17, 2009
GMail push on App Store
Google's e-mail push app for the iPhone, GPush, has finally arrived on the App Store. The app enables instant notification of new messages that arrive in a GMail inbox. Users can configure a variety of alert methods such as vibrate, ring, automatic presentation of the e-mail on the standby screen, or a count of new messages displayed on the GPush icon.
The app, developed by Tiverias, had been stalled in the App Store approval process for over a month. Meanwhile, Apple pulled several Google Voice-enabled apps from the App Store and rejected the official version. The decision was criticized by many and even brought the attention of the FCC, which asked for an explanation from Apple, AT&T and Google.
GPush is available from the App Store for $1, although the price will soon be raised to $2.