Along with many other bloggers (hat tip to Mike Arrington, who broke the story on TechCrunch last night), Arik Hesseldahl over at BusinessWeek wrote in his Byte of the Apple blog that Google released a new iPhone interface to its apps last night. I’d have left the following as a comment, but, well, Arik, it appears that the BW blog system is busted (*) right now.
So here’s my comment here instead:
It’s nice, but they have a major problem in this “.0” release: the preferences don’t let me say which of the apps I want to start out within, so every single time I want to get to the improved Gmail interface, I have to tap on “Gmail” on the top nav bar. Every time. Not good, chaps.
Nonetheless, it’s a smoother, much faster interface and much appreciated by at least one heavy Google app user.
If you have an iPhone, go to “http://www.google.com/m” for their mobile interface. Unfortunately (and this is another serious problem, chaps, since the iPhone also uses wifi when it can) it doesn’t work with “https”, so if you are on wifi, you’re vulnerable to sniffers and other hacks. I hope this will also change ASAP.
(*) Arik, the error message I’m seeing is “Build error in template ‘Comment Pending Template’: Error in tag: Can’t find included template module ‘bloghead'”. Not good!