Gmail in Mobile Safari Improved for Native App Performance

Google continues to update its web-based apps for the iPhone. For those that use Gmail in mobile Safari, you will have noticed some improvements to scrolling speed and toolbars staying on the screen. The only time I use Gmail in Safari is when I need to search for an archived email, as doing so in the native Mail app is a pain.

According to the Google Mobile blog:

Go to from your iPhone and you’ll notice two improvements we’ve rolled out over the past few weeks. First, scrolling is snappier: the speed of scrolling reflects the speed of your swipe gesture. This is helpful for long conversations where a few quick flicks will get you to the information you need much faster than before. Second, the toolbars stay on screen while you’re scrolling rather than moving down into view after each scroll. Being able to access your toolbars from any point on the page should make it easier to triage your email and move around the app.

Props to Google for still working hard to update iPhone customers, even though they are supposedly the competition in the smartphone wars. One of the previous updates included the auto expanding Compose Inbox. Keep those iPhone updates coming, Google!

[Google Mobile Blog]

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