New connection bar in Gmail for iPhone

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Posted: 16 Mar 2011 11:28 AM PDT

Posted by Kenneth Kwan, Software Engineer

Using Gmail in Safari on your iPhone gives you access to fast search, conversation view, stars, labels, and more. But it's sometimes frustrating not knowing whether your email has been sent or whether your phone has a functioning internet connection at all. To address this, we recently introduced the "connection bar." The connection bar appears at the bottom of the screen when needed to give you the info you want-- and then gets out of the way.

The connection bar appears when the app launches and is checking for new mail:


It also appears when your phone is offline, back online and sending, and then again when it finishes sending all messages:


You can see this improvement by visiting gmail.com from your iPhone or iPod Touch's browser (iOS4 only). Don't see the new changes yet? Try clearing your cache and refreshing the page. And if you like using Gmail in mobile Safari, get to it faster by tapping the "+" at the bottom of the screen and then "Add to Home Screen."




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