Finally! The iPhone Google Voice App

By  |  Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 12:01 pm

So this is today’s unforgettable iTunes-related announcement! Google’s Google Voice app for the iPhone has been approved–I don’t see it in the App Store on my iPhone just yet, but it’ll presumably show up shortly. And I can’t wait.

The approval ends well over a year of odd limbo for the app, during which Apple was supposedly pondering the implications of approving it and the FCC stepped in. Then Apple loosened/clarified its acceptance policies, and unofficial Google Voice apps started showing up a couple of months ago. Today’s news ends the whole melodrama–and it would be nice if it were one of the last major stories involving App Store acceptance controversies, period.

 
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  1. Mike Cerm Says:

    Let the (new) conspiracy theories begin! This app works only on iPhone, and not iPod Touch. Who is responsible for this limitation? Did Apple say to Google that the only way in was if the make sure that iPod Touch sales won't eat into iPhone sales?

    I know that you can't actually make calls with this app, but if you could have Google Voice ring to a Skype number on the Touch, you'd have a reasonable powerful Google Voice device for a lot less money than an iPhone.

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