In the process of looking for a theme for the LPP users out there, I happened across the Launcherpro website. Fede released a statement on July 9th about the upcoming Gmail app update that be will rolling out for devices on Android 2.2 and higher.
I just received some pretty sad news. The API that LauncherPro uses to access your Gmail messages (used on the Gmail widget and the Gmail dock notifications) is being removed in the next version of the Gmail app for Android 2.2 and higher. Apparently the API does not meet modern security standards.
What this means for LauncherPro users is once you update to this new version, your LauncherPro Plus Gmail widget, and LauncherPro Gmail dock notifications will stop working, and even potentially crash the launcher if you try to use them (I don’t have access to this upcoming version yet, so I cannot fully test it).
This is no bueno! I am certain that as soon as Fede can get his hands on the email app he will find out how to give back that much desired and almost required addition to the launcher. Until a resolution is found, you might want to hold off on the Gmail app update if at all possible to keep from potentially crashing the launcher and your life.