Apple okays Official Google Voice App For iPhone

September 28, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Reports are suggesting that Apple has approved the official Google Voice application for the iPhone. The application, which was rejected by Apple, might be arriving sometime in the near future.

Sometime ago, Apple began pulling third party iPhone applications for Google Voice that allowed you to use Google Voice from your iPhone. Apple also blocked the official Google Voice applications. Apple had claimed that the application duplicated existing iPhone functionality.

Then on September 9, Apple published a set of App Store guidelines telling developers which applications would not be allowed into the App Store. It was clear from the available list of rules that none of the guidelines seemed to apply to Google Voice. This led to all manner of third party Google Voice apps being submitted and getting approved.

Now, Techcrunch has reported that the official Google application has already got the initial approval. It was also reported that the application will be available in the store as soon as Google revamps the app to work with the iPhone4 and iOS’s multitasking capabilities.

There is no available information on when the Google Voice app will arrive and what exact functionality will be coming with the app. The Android version comes with significant integration with the underlying operating system, including SMS support. It is being said that push notifications for inbound SMS and voicemail messages are likely to be coming.

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