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Google Updates YouTube and Gmail App for iPhone and iPad

Google rolls out new updates for YouTube app and Gmail app for iOS devices. Both apps now support iPhone 5’s display, other functions compatible to iOS 6, and UI of Apple iPad tablet.

Horia Ciurdar, Software Engineer of Google posted an update on YouTube app.

You love watching YouTube on the go—in fact—more than 25 percent of all YouTube watching happens on mobile. This past September you got the YouTube app for iPhone and iPod touch to make it easier to find and share the videos and channels you love on YouTube, and you made us the #1 free app in the App Store for two months.


In line with YouTube new updates, Matthew Izatt, Product Manager posted an update the following day about Gmail app.

With version 2.0 of the app, you’ll get a totally new look and feel, plus a bunch of improvements like profile pictures in messages, numerous new animations from swivels to transitions and infinite scrolling in the message lists.

YouTube App for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

The YouTube app is topping the Apple Charts in App Store under Free Apps section for four months in a row since its September release as a standalone app. The Google team work hard to make some changes according to the users’ feedback.

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There’s nothing remarkable on this app except its new user friendly interface. I definitely recommend its clean user interface that comes with a sidebar, plus the ability to stream videos over Airplay to the Apple TV and other compatible devices.  Google also enhanced the voice over support for visual impairments.

Gmail App for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

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It’ll be a lot easier for you to scroll the names of your contacts or subject in your email with Gmail apps new autocompletion feature. Google also added a cross platform between its services where users can add RSVP to Google Calendar invites, Google +1, and comment Google + post directly from the app.

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One thing I like about new Gmail app is the multiple account support. Users are allowed to log-in up to 5 Google accounts and you can switch anytime from the menu.

Overall, I highly recommend both apps.

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About Sette Capati

Hi, I'm Krisette C. I'm a technology writer who loves to cover disruptive technologies, trends, and a myriad of rumors and news updates. To satiate the inconsolable longing to feed my gadget addiction, I simply write and tinker my gadgets for reviews. You may follow my blurbs, too! @krisettecapati

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