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iOS Gmail App Launches Then Disappears

Now you see it—and now you don’t.

That’s pretty much how it went for the highly-touted Gmail app for Apple products.

One of the most highly-anticipated apps for Apple devices was made available Wednesday. Shortly after, Google pulled the app due to a bug.

Google created a Gmail app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch that was supposed to make it easier for the mail service’s more than 190 million users to navigate their mail.

While Apple product users could already access Gmail through a mobile site or set it up as their default e-mail account, the new app promised a smoother experience with new features.

The Gmail app will send push notifications and sound cues when new messages are received, search your inbox for an e-mail, autocomplete e-mail addresses and upload photos to messages. It will also feature a new web interface that will allow users to navigate their inbox quickly with touch controls.

The tech community, Apple fans and Gmail users rejoiced. Until reality set in.

“The iOS app we launched today contained a bug with notifications,” Google posted on its Gmail Twitter account. “We have pulled the app to fix the problem. Sorry we messed up.”

As of now, there is no word on when the app will return.