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  • GV Mobile+ Now Available in the AppStore

    GV Mobile, an incredibly popular Google Voice App that we once saw on Cydia, has made it's way back into the AppStore. Yesterday we discussed the return of Google Voice and GV Connect, one of the first GV apps to get approved, however, what I'm sure most of us were waiting for was GV Mobile+, by Sean Kovac.

    GV Mobile, the Cydia version, allowed for SMS support, voicemail, and a few other obvious features. However, now with GV Mobile+ being back in the AppStore, there are a ton of new features added to GV Mobile, including the ability to actually make phonecalls through GV directly on your iDevice.

    The Apps is available for $2.99 for the first week of sales, and there will be one night that Sean offers the App for free. So keep your eyes peeled! Remember, his blog can be found here and you can follow him on twitter, @seankovacs.

    After a long year and a half of being home sick, GV Mobile (+) makes an epic return to the App Store. The app is still propagating to all the servers, so it may take a bit before it shows up. Here is the direct link: GV Mobile +. I’ll be blowing away some promo codes via Twitter (@seankovacs) once I get them AND if #gvmobile trends on Twitter, I’ll set that bad boy to free for the night.
    Download GV Mobile+ today.

    Question: I bought this on Cydia, why am I having to buy it AGAIN!?!! >??
    You don’t. Next Saturday night, it will go FREE for the night for all my Cydia folks.

    GV Mobile+ allows users of Google Voice to do the following with ease:
    +dial numbers via the iPhone address book, entering on the keypad, or choosing from the internal favorites
    +send, retrieve, and delete SMS messages
    +retrieve and delete recent call history
    +playback and delete voicemails
    +take calls from different phones other than your iPhone
    +enable, disable, add, or delete the phones that Google Voice forwards calls to
    This article was originally published in forum thread: GV Mobile+ Now Available in the AppStore started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 71 Comments
    1. OsiraDad's Avatar
      OsiraDad -
      Does it uses my minutes still. or is it totally off?
    1. trantrui85's Avatar
      trantrui85 -
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      I think I will hold out a while and see if Google resubmits their official app. That one might do more, look better, and cost nothing to use.

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. CaptBojank's Avatar
      CaptBojank -
      Quote Originally Posted by OsiraDad View Post
      Does it uses my minutes still. or is it totally off?
      Google voice is a call fowarding service, so yea, it still uses your minutes.
    1. GenNove's Avatar
      GenNove -
      Not impressed. Takes long to dial out. The original google voice HTML website isnway faster at dialing.
      Plus if they are approving 3rd party google voice apps. The google built is not far off.
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by southfrisco View Post
      I think I will hold out a while and see if Google resubmits their official app. That one might do more, look better, and cost nothing to use.

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
      I find it highly unlikely, regardless of the newly published guidelines, that Apple will allow Google's implementation of GV into the AppStore. GV Mobile+ and GV Connect are glorified web apps. Google's free version would be more akin to their Android version, and even if they implemented something akin to Skype's use of VOIP I doubt Apple would go for it.
    1. GoldenTequila's Avatar
      GoldenTequila -
      It says it requires a newer iOS. Does anyone know a workaround for this by chance? I can't imagine a relatively simple app like this would "require" a newer iOS. It surely can run on 3.1.2, can't it?
    1. Zkrizzle's Avatar
      Zkrizzle -
      i ended up buying the app because the html5 app for gv was lagging a lot and a message kept popping up saying to refresh and im on 4.1 iphone 4 and i cant downgrade so its not like i can use the free app and i primarily use it for my texting so i really needed it no real complaints since i have my gmail pushed to my phone which i use as a notification that i have a text

      has anyone used gv connect? i want to know if its better than gv mobile the screen shots look better but i heard it doesnt work as well.

      also i would like to add that i too dont download cracked apps. a lot of these people depend on it and 3 dollars can go a long way. If you want to "borrow" the app use the free one on cydia
    1. volvik's Avatar
      volvik -
      When I read the details in the release it has the caveat that it won't work in Canada or Great Britain......unless you do an advanced set up.

      Why won't it work off the shelf in Canada and what is the Advanced Setup required?
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Unless I missed some announacement, Google Voice is a US service only. While Google Voice does allow for international calling (calling Canada is free), i think the service is still only available in the US so the "advanced setup" would be making a US account, getting a US number, then working from there? I have no idea how that would work since I don't think you can set canadian/international numbers under a GV number...
    1. volvik's Avatar
      volvik -
      Ya I suspect you're right. I have a gv number but it's through the install on my netbook. I have used it a couple of times via wifi when calling internal in Canada and a couple of weeks ago while in the States calling back home. The reception was apparently great at the other end.

      So at this point, I guess I could use it while logged into my gmail account via a wifi etc.