1. Cody Overcash's Avatar


    Google [and the FCC] wasn't too impressed by Apple's decision to block their Google Voice app from the App Store and has proceeded on another solution. Now they are working on a webapp (something that doesn't need Apple's approval) specifically designed for the iPhone with a appearance identical to the app that Apple rejected.
    Google says it is readying a replacement for the Google Voice app that will offer exactly the same features as the rejected app—except that it will take the form of a specialized, iPhone-shaped Web page. For all intents and purposes, it will behave exactly the same as the app would have; you can even install it as an icon on your Home screen.
    Nice move Google, not as cool as GV Mobile releasing on Cydia, but still . . .

    via nytimes
    2009-08-12 07:52 PM
  2. matdogg's Avatar
    haha. i love it. its like the ultimate backhand slap in the face of apple. they're probably just going to realease 3.1 with a firewall so you cant view it. lol
    2009-08-12 07:57 PM
  3. Zeal's Avatar
    hahah Suck on THAT Apple.
    EDM
    2009-08-12 07:58 PM
  4. noggin123450's Avatar
    Nice! Way to get around the system Google!
    2009-08-12 07:58 PM
  5. Simeon28's Avatar
    great I like the way google solves this problem!! hopefully apple isn´t doing a webpage-blocking then we all could say hey now we are in china!! xD I have to get the app from cydia but I didn´t jailbroke 3.0.1 ! can somebody help me with it i didn´t got it so far even so i nver had any problems with jailbreaking!
    cheers simeon
    2009-08-12 08:00 PM
  6. StealthBravo's Avatar
    its like the ultimate backhand slap in the face of apple.
    The ultimate backhand would be to release it on cydia
    2009-08-12 08:02 PM
  7. darius359's Avatar
    Kazaaaa!!!!
    2009-08-12 08:06 PM
  8. gruntparty's Avatar
    Google should release it on cydia. it will piss off apple 2 folds!
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    2009-08-12 08:21 PM
  9. matdogg's Avatar
    The ultimate backhand would be to release it on cydia
    haha correction. youre 100% right. that would be hilarious.
    2009-08-12 08:36 PM
  10. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
    The ultimate backhand would be to release it on cydia

    Imagine the heat Apple would put on Google if they did... and news of the move got out to the media. Jailbreaking would increase exponentially.
    2009-08-12 08:42 PM
  11. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
    Thank God, the current mobile page of Google Voice sucks.

    I'm a helpful jerk, fear me.
    2009-08-12 09:31 PM
  12. Fallguy's Avatar
    WTG Google .
    2009-08-12 09:32 PM
  13. thu6's Avatar
    go goog.
    2009-08-12 09:59 PM
  14. bruinsrme's Avatar
    Bravo, perhaps this will open the door for more developers to get their cool/useful apps to us without the overbearing fingerpointing dictatorship of AT&T/Apple
    2009-08-12 10:03 PM
  15. viperstarpoint9's Avatar
    Already released on cydia by one of its developers.
    2009-08-12 10:14 PM
  16. StealthBravo's Avatar
    ^ We are talking about the official app from Google
    2009-08-12 10:20 PM
  17. Stargaze's Avatar
    GV mobile looks good unforatunately i dont get to use it until they release Google Voice in Canada
    2009-08-12 10:24 PM
  18. ihaveabu's Avatar
    nice move google. smack those apple/at&t asshats. the smack would be much more painful if u just released it on cydia, but this is a start
    Last edited by ihaveabu; 2009-08-12 at 10:29 PM.
    2009-08-12 10:25 PM
  19. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
    Already released on cydia by one of its developers.

    Yep, and it's great.

    The web app will allow Google to get their product out there, without Apple interfering...
    2009-08-12 10:35 PM
  20. ddonuts4's Avatar
    haha. i love it. its like the ultimate backhand slap in the face of apple. they're probably just going to realease 3.1 with a firewall so you cant view it. lol
    then google will just change the webpage. If its on the web, there's nothing apple can do about it

    Yep, and it's great.

    The web app will allow Google to get their product out there, without Apple interfering...
    maybe other companies will start doing this too, to bypass apple's approval process

    The ultimate backhand would be to release it on cydia
    already released on cydia
    http://www.modmyi.com/forums/iphone-...dmyi-repo.html
    Last edited by ddonuts4; 2009-08-12 at 10:47 PM.
    2009-08-12 10:44 PM
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