Looking at the news on Yahoo! and Google blogs, I see them thinking about more features and upgrades. So, iPhone is something that we are going to see more mobile features being developed. Its no wonder because iPhone, after is something that comes from the Mac family. Well, Just wondering when they are going to hit Indian market !! or is it already here ? anyone ?
Whats the news that made me think all these, ?
Yahoo! Messenger for Mac, is getting voice feature on it soon !! Well, isn’t it good enough to avoid your mobile bills and just pay the bill for internet on your iPhone ? hmm this is a good one dear Yahoo! and and as far as I know, google is yet to have gtalk with voice on iPhone. If you guys know about it, just drop me a comment.
Now, whats Google doing with iPhone ?
“At Macworld today, version 1.1.3 of Apple’s iPhone software was announced that includes updates to Google Maps for mobile and IMAP access to Gmail. ”
Google Maps is something that I am yet to try something on. So, I can’t comment. But, its really interesting to see IMAP added to iPhone’s Gmail.
Whats IMAP ? If you need a technical explanation, go right here. To make it simple, earlier, when iPhone was just downloading the email from gmail, and keeping it in your phone. The changes that you make on these messages on your iPhone, will not have any effect on your gmail inbox because its already a local file. But with IMAP, you are directly dealing with the contents in your gmail inbox itself, real time.
The most important thing that I see here, is you get the “real” gmail in to your phone not, just a POP access, like normal email IDs of hosted websites ( they have IMAP too, FYI ). Once you have the real Gmail on your phone, don’t you think more feature are going to be added, sooner ?