• Google Voice Returns: App Store Approval Begins

    Last week Paul had discussed the soon to be return, of GV Mobile to the App store, and today an App has managed to sneak in before Sean's could.

    Google Voice apps, once deemed to be unworthy of the AppStore due to Apple's claims that these apps were "duplicating features that the iPhone comes with (Dialer, SMS, etc)", leaving apps like GV Mobile to shift over to our beloved Jailbroken devices. However, with the recent changes to Apple's guidelines on getting Apps approved, it appears that Google Voice has come back to our iDevices.

    Andreas Amann, the developer of GV Connect, submitted his app last week following Apple's new guidelines documentation for the App Store approval process.

    Sean Kovac, the developer behind GV Mobile+, which we've seen in Cydia, has been submitted to the App Store as well and is awaiting approval. You can follow his blog here, and you can read about the chaos that ensued last year if you missed it.

    So if your a big fan, you can hang on just a little longer, or for the small amount of $2.99, go ahead and start making Google Voice calls and SMS Messages with your Google Voice number.

    iTunes Link - The app is now available in the App sore for $2.99.

    • Place calls using your Google Voice number rather than your mobile number - enter number directly, select a contact from your device's contacts, or call back any number in your history.
    • Send and receive text messages (SMS) from your Google Voice number.
    • Listen to voicemails and recorded conversations right on your device (allowing you to pause, rewind, or fast forward to any point within the message) - voicemails will also show the transcription of the message when available.
    • Mark messages as starred, attach notes to conversations, block/unblock senders, or delete conversations.
    • Easily search in your history by contact, message, or note.
    • Messages are stored on your device for offline access.
    • Composing notes and text messages can be done in landscape mode.
    • Quickly change various Google Voice account settings (call forwarding, do-not-disturb, message notifications, …) directly from within the application.
    • Automatic checking for new messages while the application is active.
    • Direct access to your device's contacts without needing to synchronize them with Google
    • All communication is done with the Google Voice website directly, no need to hand over your account information to a third-party.
    • Full support for fast app switching in iOS4 and high-resolution graphics for retina displays.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Voice Returns: App Store Approval Begins started by nickhesson View original post
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