I use Gmail pretty much exclusively for my incoming email, with three or four different accounts that redirect to my always online, easily accessible, and seemingly bottomless inbox. I thought the app the company recently released with a brand-new look was pretty impressive, and apparently so did the web designers at Google: They have just switched the mobile website to make it look just like the official Gmail app.
Unfortunately, the changes haven’t proliferated to my corner of the web, but the screenshots of the new design look great — nice and clean, with just a few important bits of color to keep your incoming messages straight. This version is also available on Gmail Offline, says Google, though strangely enough it hasn’t made its way to the official Android client yet. I find a certain irony in the fact that the web interface is catching up to the official app interface, especially considering how the iOS app environment started as a series of web apps.
And who knows — maybe the desktop web interface will see some of these changes soon. I’m used to the way it works now, but I’d be up for some tweaks and twists if they help unify the platform.
Gmail’s mobile web interface now looks just like the app originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.