Excellent, we can now spread the word : “You’ve Got Push”
PushMail for iPhone is now available on the App Store.
- Sparrow for iOS. It’s been some months that we’re listening about the lack of Push in Sparrow. After 10 minutes in the background, the Sparrow app is fully disconnected and it needs a service to wake it up. The only way to solve the question is to implement the Apple Push Notification service, APNs. Apple is giving no bypass… and remember that only one single app runs at a time due to battery concern. The benefit of implementing this service is the capability of receiving alerts in real-time. If you set up your Gmail in Sparrow, the outstanding feature is that your e-mail can be viewed instantly in the lock screen of your iPhone and mentioned also in the notification center. You open Sparrow only when it’s needed! Last but not least, if you’ve chosen to set up the Sparrow push in Boxcar.app, now Kwaga, all your e-mails are fully re-routed to their servers but without Google-specific functions like the Priority Inbox. Due to our keep-alive IMAP IDLE connection, PushMail provides a True Push experience within your Priority Inbox. Moreover, you don’t want to give us your Gmail credentials, no problem, use our Gmail with OAuth to sign up. You’d grant us access to be connected to your e-mail inbox without giving us your Gmail credentials.
- Gmail for iOS Mail.app. You’ve got the option of choosing directly Gmail as the service provider. However, your Gmail emails are fetched at a timed interval (15, 30 or 60 minutes). Even if you’ve chosen to set up a Gmail account as Exchange, your e-mails are also fetched, and even re-routed, at a smaller timed interval… That’s why we’re hearing “Push in near real time”. But it’s not a True Push Experience whereas Gmail provides its service in real time with the IMAP IDLE capability! Moreover iOS Mail.app doesn’t provide the instant view in the lock screen…
- Gmail app for iOS. You’ve got the “official app” provided by Google itself. The Gmail app is for heavy users with a single Gmail account. With PushMail, you’ve got the option to set up as many Gmail accounts as you like.