The wait for the official, native Google Voice app for iPhone is over. Google’s exciting application has now been approved and is now available for free download from iTunes. Apple and Google went back and forth on Google Voice for months. Google got around Apple’s restrictions by offering a web app for iPhone. Once Apple changed its app policy and started approving unofficial Google Voice apps, the writing was on the wall.
Google Voice for iPhone allows iPhone owners to make phone calls without having to go broke. Free text messaging and voicemail transcription is supported as well. Just like the web version of this app, when you make a call using Google Voice, your Google number shows up as your caller ID.
We were getting the above mentioned features with the HTML 5 version of Google Voice. This native app offers these new features:
- receive push notifications for new text or voice messages
- most calls with be connected through Direct Access Numbers
Unfortunately, the app only supports iPhone at this point. Let’s hope iPod touch support is offered in the future.
What excites you the most about Google Voice for iPhone?