iDownloadBlog reports that Google has just released an update for its native Gmail client for iOS. The update brings Notification Center support, “Send-As”, and persistent login to the app.
Of the three changes, the biggest enhancement is probably the full support for iOS notifications, this means you can now set up banners, alerts and lock screen options in Notification Center.
Google noted in a recent blog post that Gmail notifications on iOS devices will now be up to five times faster than in previous versions.
Another addition is that if you have alternate sender addresses configured in Gmail’s web interface (Settings -> Accounts -> Send), you’ll see a “From:” option when composing new messages.
The final change is the improved login process that will keep you logged in for as long as you’d like. Previously, the app would log you out after your session expired.
Gmail for iOS is a free download from the App Store.