Official Google Voice app reportedly approved by Apple

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in iPhone edited January 2014
The official Google Voice application for iPhone, which was the subject of controversy over a year ago, has reportedly been granted acceptance into the App Store by Apple.



Citing a source within Google, TechCrunch reported Tuesday that the application will be released in the next few weeks. Apple reportedly accepted the application submitted in mid-2009, though Google plans to update it to support the iPhone 4 and multitasking capabilities in iOS 4.



Last week, applications that access the Google Voice service began appearing in the App Store, after being banished for more than a year. The first two that became available were GV Mobile + and GV Connect.



When asked by AppleInsider whether it would resubmit its own, official Google Voice application, the company offered no comment, saying it had "nothing further to announce at this time."



The opportunity for Google Voice applications to return to the App Store came after Apple revised and published its own App Store Review Guidelines, giving developers an idea of what kind of software will or will not be allowed for iOS devices.



Google Voice applications were previously available in the App Store, but were pulled in July 2009, after Google submitted its official application. Apple refused to accept the official Google Voice app into the App Store, which prompted an investigation from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.



In a letter to the FCC, Apple claimed it was reviewing the Google Voice application, but had not outright rejected it. Google, on the other hand, said the software was rejected. Over a year passed, however, with no word on its official acceptance or rejection.



Instead, Google opted to release a Web-based application for Google Voice, which allows users to access the service from the Mobile Safari browser on the iPhone. Unlike the App Store, where Apple controls what content is available, basic Web content is not filtered or restricted.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 19
    successsuccess Posts: 1,039member
    Official...I'm first.



    Suck eggs.
  • Reply 2 of 19
    The headline will pass a "spellchecker" program but can you identify the error?



    Not that I am well-versed with the English language or grammar, nor are my posts not peppered with imperfect grammar and spelling, but then again....



    CGC



    N.B.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by success View Post


    Official...I'm first.



    Suck eggs.



    And, that is a measure of "success" and pride? Sorry, I just cannot help myself. "grins*
  • Reply 3 of 19
    "official_google_voice_app_reportedly_approval_by_ apple.html"



    Its too late to change the title once you press "Send" because feed readers would have caught your dumb mistake.



    Too bad AppleInsider fails to proofread time and again.



    Now i understand why Steve Jobs said he doesnt want US to descend into a nation of bloggers.
  • Reply 4 of 19
    aplnubaplnub Posts: 2,585member
    Lighten up a bit?



    I am for one glad to hear progress on this front. I know this is the one feature integration I love about the Android devices although I am no fan of Android after using the iPhone.
  • Reply 5 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by success View Post


    Official...I'm first.



    Suck eggs.



    2005 called, they want their post back.
  • Reply 6 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chintan100 View Post


    "official_google_voice_app_reportedly_approval_by_ apple.html"



    Its too late to change the title once you press "Send" because feed readers would have caught your dumb mistake.



    Too bad AppleInsider fails to proofread time and again.



    Now i understand why Steve Jobs said he doesnt want US to descend into a nation of bloggers.



    When I correct the spelling mistakes of others I try to ensure I'm not making a mistake myself, if you know what I mean. Or doesnt you?



    A nation of bloggers I could take. A nation of blog commenters - yikes.
  • Reply 7 of 19
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member
    yawn. I make like 10 callls a week.



    When the iPhone gets any better at sending e-mail, then I'll get excited.
  • Reply 8 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pmz View Post


    yawn. I make like 10 callls a week.



    When the iPhone gets any better at sending e-mail, then I'll get excited.



    I don't make many calls either, and Google Voice helps me avoid incoming calls. I'm looking forward to seeing the app. I expect it to make GV texting more convenient.
  • Reply 9 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by knwbuddy View Post


    Thank you FTC!



    Will be interesting to see how long you last this time, Newtron.
  • Reply 10 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post


    The headline will pass a "spellchecker" program but can you identify the error?



    Not that I am well-versed with the English language or grammar, nor are my posts not peppered with imperfect grammar and spelling, but then again....



    CGC



    N.B.







    And, that is a measure of "success" and pride? Sorry, I just cannot help myself. "grins*



    When I see the first poster comments I always have to wonder the age of the poster.
  • Reply 11 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by walshbj View Post


    When I correct the spelling mistakes of others I try to ensure I'm not making a mistake myself, if you know what I mean. Or doesnt you?



    A nation of bloggers I could take. A nation of blog commenters - yikes.



    If you did not make that mistake, you dont need to worry.



    But i have observed such mistakes too often on AppleInsider. I read MacRumors too and they hardly make such mistakes.



    BTW, the AdSense Ad in top right is 468x60 on newreply.php while the border is sized to a leaderboard 728x90.
  • Reply 12 of 19
    Well, at least GV Connect and GV Mobile+ had a good week head start with their paid apps
  • Reply 13 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chintan100 View Post


    If you did not make that mistake, you dont need to worry.



    But i have observed such mistakes too often on AppleInsider. I read MacRumors too and they hardly make such mistakes.



    BTW, the AdSense Ad in top right is 468x60 on newreply.php while the border is sized to a leaderboard 728x90.



    You missed one



    Quote:

    Citing a source within Google, TechCrunch reported Tuesday that the application will be released in the next few week.



  • Reply 14 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by knwbuddy View Post


    Thank you FTC!



    You might want to check your abbreviations. This was not an FTC issue.
  • Reply 15 of 19
    With the renewed search agreement for Apple devices and now GV, do we need any more proof that Apple and Google are not sworn enemies, as some suggest or would like, and can coexist and flourish in the same technosphere.
  • Reply 16 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post


    Will be interesting to see how long you last this time, Newtron.



    I suspect not very long with you hunting him down like a fox running from the hounds

  • Reply 17 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post


    You missed one



    If you are talking about "doesnt you?" i spotted that before but dont want to tell anything to him because mistake in post title >>>> mistake in blog comment.
  • Reply 18 of 19
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    Originally Posted by Mac_Keeper_Fan_Mod View Post


    1)Now, how about that free Google Navigation app, Apple?



    2)Google Voice tracks every call you make, every phone number your forward to, every person who calls you as well as every message announcement you make AND every message that is left for you. They then conveniently tie this in with every search you do and every document you create. It's FREE!



    Is it worth it?



    Yes indeedy! I mean, not that it's worth it but it's a question worth asking.
  • Reply 19 of 19
    yawn.



    call me when google navigation gets approved.
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