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Official Google Voice app approved, coming soon

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
News Categories: Apple, iPhone, Apps + Games

TechCrunch reports that Apple has approved the official Google Voice application for the iPhone. Citing a “source close to Google” the article indicates that the application has already been approved and is now just waiting for Google to update it to work with the iPhone 4 and iOS 4 multitasking capabilities. Google first attempted to release a native iPhone application for its online telephony service last summer, however the application was rejected by Apple, citing duplicate functionality. Subsequently, several third-party Google Voice applications were also removed from the App Store based on the same policy—namely that these applications duplicated features that were already present on the iPhone, such as the Phone and Messaging applications.

Following Apple’s publication of a new set of guidelines for the App Store earlier this month, several of the previously rejected third-party Google Voice applications such as GV Mobile+ have made a sudden reappearance. Although no official word has yet been released on Google’s plans for its own Google Voice application for the iPhone, the company presently provides native applications for both the Blackberry and its own Android platform and merely an HTML5 web interface for iPhone users. A native application would be able to offer features that a web-based application cannot, such as Push Notifications and tighter integration with other iOS applications.

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Should be good news for free itouch texting…hopefully with push notification.

Posted by cgar on September 29, 2010 at 11:57 AM (PDT)


Is it just me or does it seem like the new, App store version of GVmobile+ is less stable than the Cydia version? I sacrificed my 3.1.3 jailbreak and did a full restore to iOS 4.1 when GVmobile+ was allowed back in the store, but now I’m having second thoughts.

Posted by Paul Allen on October 15, 2010 at 8:50 AM (PDT)

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