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Google Voice apps return to the App Store

updated 06:15 pm EDT, Fri September 17, 2010

GV Connect first re-approved Google Voice iOS app

Apple's promises of re-allowing Google Voice apps was honored today as Andreas Amann's GV Connect (free, App Store) became available once again. The title is "much faster than using the web interface" and gives access to outbout calls, text messaging and voicemail. It works with both the iPhone and iPod touch, although the iPod as expected can't take inbound calls.

GV Mobile and a few other apps that had existed before don't yet appear to be back in the store, though this is likely to change quickly.

The approval follows after Apple lightened its app restrictions and took out some of the clauses that previously banned earlier apps. Talk of federal investigations may also have pressed Apple into acting. It argued in the past that Google Voice duplicated the phone functionality, but the US government and critics were concerned it was simply trying to block Google in retaliation for Android.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Tofino

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It's not free

    It's $2.99. At least in the Canadian app store.

  1. facebook_Wayne

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Sep 2010


    Yeah, not free.

    Says it's 2.99 in US AppStore as well...

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  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Why would

    $2.99 bother iPhone users? They pay for everything.

    It's the Android users that are the free loaders... or so I'm told. Right?

  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969


    GV Mobile is coming...

    From twitter:

    seankovacs 4:17 PM The status for the following app has changed to In Review.
    seankovacs 4:54 PM Apple is working diligently. Hang tight for the real GV app folks.
    seankovacs 7:00 PM Apples promises, via email, first thing tomorrow morning. Sorry folks.

    Sean makes the GV Mobile app.

  1. facebook_Ryan

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Sep 2010


    No outbound calls for touch

    Not worth the $2.99.

  1. msuper69

    Joined: Dec 1969


    gives access to outbout calls...

    Is it that hard to spell check?

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