Google Voice App Set to Launch on the App Store Soon

According to a recent report by TechCrunch, the Google Voice application for iOS has received approval and is expected to be available on the App Store shortly. Sources suggest that the app is undergoing final adjustments to support iOS 4 multitasking features and could be released in the coming weeks.

This development is eagerly anticipated by Google Voice users.

The journey to this point has been fraught with challenges. Initially, in July 2009, Apple removed all Google Voice related applications from its App Store, which led to an investigation by the FCC.

Apple’s response was that they were merely evaluating the Google Voice service, to which Google responded by denying Apple’s claims.

Following these events, Google launched a web-based version of Google Voice, although it wasn’t a native application. Meanwhile, native apps like GV Mobile + and GV Connect, priced at $2.99 each, have been made available in the App Store, serving as interim solutions.

It appears that the new app development guidelines introduced by Apple on September 9th may have clarified the requirements for Google to secure approval for their app.

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