We Don't Need No Gmail iPhone App: Gmail Mobile Adds Touch Gestures

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A native Gmail app would allow for gestures, offline reading, and quicker access, but Google just keeps improving the iPhone-optimized mobile Gmail site instead. With iPhone 3.0, they've added swiping gestures within the iPhone's browser.

Google announced that they'd be periodically adding new features for both Android and iPhone, and today they rolled out in-browser swiping gestures that are, unfortunately, Apple-only for now. It's not a huge update, but one we know joint iPhone/Gmail users will like: You can swipe left or right to bring up Gmail's Archive button, which files the email away for later use. Sweet! Now what's next? [Google via TechCrunch]