When it works, GPush is pretty good. It gives iPhones the users to have near-instantaneous email notification as soon as new mail hits the inbox. Unfortunately, the app is buggy as heck. After the first two days of it working fine, it just stopped working completely. No notifications even though I was getting new mail.
I emailed their support about it and apparently this is a server issue that affects 3% of their customers and they’re working on a way to fix it. I googled around and it seems like this problem is more prevalent than just 3% of their customers. Tiverias (the company behind the app) support suggested that I forward it to another gmail account and have the app connect to that, but that’s certainly a roundabout way to fix it and I didn’t want to forward my email.
I somehow fixed it today through a series of steps and I’m getting notifications again, so maybe this will help you if Gpush does not work for you anymore. I’m not sure which step fixed it or if it was a combination of steps, but here’s what I did:
- delete the app off my iPhone and then re-download it (no charge if you already bought it)
- turn off all notifications from that app in the Settings of the phone.
- turn ON the notifications again.
- Go into the app and put in the WRONG username. (I just left out the ‘@gmail.com’). This should give you an error message when the app tries to log in.
- After the error message, log in with the CORRECT username (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that it (hopefully) gives you a success message.
After doing the above, notifications automatically started coming again!
Even though the app only cost me $0.99, I was pretty annoyed that it stopped working. For new users who haven’t bought it already, I’d hold off until they get this crucial bug fixed 100%. I’d also like a feature that has it just launch the mail.app automatically when the app is clicked instead of it trying to authenticate the app in gmail.