Google apologizes for releasing a buggy Gmail app for iOS:
Earlier today we launched a new Gmail app for iOS. Unfortunately, it contained a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app. We’ve removed the app while we correct the problem, and we’re working to bring you a new version soon. Everyone who’s already installed the app can continue to use it.
I respect Google for admitting they released a buggy app. But what they should have done is not release it at all.
In its current form the Gmail app for iOS is a Frankenstein app, not really native and a worse experience than its web counterpart. Google is pushing web apps where they do not belong.
Web apps are to Google what Windows is to Microsoft, the only solution to every problem.