The Gmail mobile application for Android and iOS alike now displays summary cards for key purchases and flight details, much like the website interface…
For quite some time now, Gmail on the web has provided summaries about flights, other travel arrangements, and key purchases, right atop email messages. Now, a similar feature is making its way over to the mobile interfaces for both the Android and iOS platforms.
New Gmail Cards Summarize Key Purchases and Flight Details on Android and iOS Apps
Now, when Gmail users receive a flight confirmation or an email about an internet order, the Gmail app will display a card that resides underneath the subject line. It will include key details that Google automatically pulls from the message body, which include tentative departure and arrival times, flight length, passenger name(s), seat assignment, and the confirmation number.
For online purchases — both digital and physical — details include “Ordered from,” “Total cost,” along with “Items.” All of which are the most important parts of the confirmation messages, highlighting key details, rather than them being buried inside the body of the email communication.
Right now, it appears to work with Google Play transactions but Amazon orders don’t trigger the cards, which is either an oversight or is in-the-works and simply not yet available to end-users.