Monday, July 27, 2009

Google Voice iPhone App Denied?

Looks like the Google Voice iPhone application has been denied from the Apple iPhone App Store. Via Apple Is Growing Rotten To The Core: Official Google Voice App Blocked From App Store:
Earlier today we learned that Apple had begun to pull all Google Voice-enabled applications from the App Store, citing the fact that they “duplicate features that come with the iPhone”. Now comes even worse news: we’ve learned that Apple has blocked Google’s official Google Voice application itself from the App Store. In other words, Google Voice — one of the best things to happen to telephony services in a very long time — will have no presence at all on the App Store. If there’s ever been a time to be furious with Apple, now is it.

I'm completely bummed, and disappointed in Apple. And, I'm a huge fan-boy, so this is hard for me to admit.

Looks like I should have purchased the GV Mobile appication while it was still available, instead of waiting for the announced upcoming release of the official Google Voice application.

If AT&T doesn't want free SMS, then they should disable that within the applications, not completely remove them. Using Google Voice doesn't reduce the number of minutes that I burn with AT&T, since my Google Voice account is linked directly to my AT&T iPhone. Everybody should be able to win here.

Apple?

Anyone?

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