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  • Google Voice Coming via Webapp


    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
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Voice Coming via Webapp started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. matdogg's Avatar
      matdogg -
      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
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      hahah Suck on THAT Apple.
    1. noggin123450's Avatar
      noggin123450 -
      Nice! Way to get around the system Google!
    1. Simeon28's Avatar
      Simeon28 -
      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
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by matdogg View Post
      its like the ultimate backhand slap in the face of apple.
      The ultimate backhand would be to release it on cydia
    1. darius359's Avatar
      darius359 -
      Kazaaaa!!!!
    1. gruntparty's Avatar
      gruntparty -
      Google should release it on cydia. it will piss off apple 2 folds!
    1. matdogg's Avatar
      matdogg -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      The ultimate backhand would be to release it on cydia
      haha correction. youre 100% right. that would be hilarious.
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      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.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Thank God, the current mobile page of Google Voice sucks.
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      WTG Google .
    1. thu6's Avatar
      thu6 -
      go goog.
    1. bruinsrme's Avatar
      bruinsrme -
      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
    1. viperstarpoint9's Avatar
      viperstarpoint9 -
      Already released on cydia by one of its developers.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ We are talking about the official app from Google
    1. Stargaze's Avatar
      Stargaze -
      GV mobile looks good unforatunately i dont get to use it until they release Google Voice in Canada
    1. ihaveabu's Avatar
      ihaveabu -
      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
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      Quote Originally Posted by viperstarpoint9 View Post
      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...
    1. ddonuts4's Avatar
      ddonuts4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by matdogg View Post
      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

      Quote Originally Posted by coloradoxmfan View Post
      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

      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      The ultimate backhand would be to release it on cydia
      already released on cydia
      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/iphone-...dmyi-repo.html
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by ddonuts4 View Post

      already released on cydia, i thought YOU posted about on the modmyi homepage
      GV mobile that is on cydia is not an app created by Google, its created my a 3rd party. What this thread is about is a Google created app.