All the arguments and back stabbing that occurred when Google’s “Google Voice” App was rejected from Apple’s App Store caused an uproar on the blogosphere and lead to a bunch of FCC investigations. Well know we can finally forget about all that, sort of.
Users of the iPhone running OS 3.0 or higher can now access Google Voice as a web app through the browser. It’s still only available for current users of Google Voice which is still an invitation only service but for those of you who have it, here’s the link http://m.google.com/voice/
And for those of you who don’t know what Google Voice is, well basically it allows your incoming calls to ring not just one phone, but also other mobile phones, office phones and home phones at the same time. Users can customize which phones ring in their Google Voice settings. It also treats voice mail like e-mail, transcribing voice messages into an in-box where they can be read and deleted.
“We haven’t had any updates regarding our native app for the iPhone, unfortunately” said Vincent Paquet, senior product manager at Google which basically means I doubt we will see the Google Voice app for a while yet. But the Web App version does basically the same thing.