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Google to Release Google Voice as Fully Functional WebApp

Google to Release Google Voice as Fully Functional WebApp

Posted August 7, 2009 at 3:00pm by iClarified
Google is preparing to release Google Voice as a fully functional iPhone WebApp, according to a report by the New York Times.

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.

This comes after Apple's much publicized rejection of Google Voice from the App Store. A decision which prompted the FCC to launch an investigation into the relationship between Apple and AT&T.

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ryan - August 8, 2009 at 1:28pm
prowl is good for sms notifications i have a desktop at my house that is always on if you set firefox to start at startup and setup with growl for google voice notifications prowl will alert you when you have a google voice sms.
TruBeats - August 8, 2009 at 6:48am
Hahaha well gone Google. That's a big finger to Apple. Google can do anything they want, what were Apple thinking messing with them.
JRich540 - August 8, 2009 at 2:03am
Yeah i doubt there will be any notifications either, then again it might not have been part of the GV app store version either. Aren't we still waiting on gmail notifications? let alone free text and voicemail notifications. If this had real push notifications it would save 20 bucks a month in text messages, and I would have no problem replacing the native SMS and phone apps with a webapp. I can use GV for everything except maybe free mobile to mobile calls on 1 or 2 numbers that I use the majority of my phone time calling (to avoid massive minutes overages because GV USES ATT minutes on all calls).
anville - August 7, 2009 at 7:43pm
Sounds, good, but one thing you can't get from a web app is notifications (I think).
anonmuz - August 7, 2009 at 6:02pm
GV is somewhat weird, from what I can see from texting is that it just relays your message...I'd like it better if it was more of a VOIP or if it went through your WI-FI connection when it's available. Atleast it works really good.
Ramses - August 7, 2009 at 4:00pm
can somebody please send me invite ?
almulder - August 7, 2009 at 4:18pm
Only google can. We can't send out our own invites yet. Just sign up. I did and within a week I got my invite. 2 weeks ago i did not know what Google Voice was. LOL now I have it.
Golab - August 7, 2009 at 4:25pm
if u e-mail me ur mail adress i can send u invite but u Most live in USA or u ned to us american web Proxy ip
Kevin - August 7, 2009 at 8:42pm
There are NO peer invites, just go to the Google Voice site & signup for your own invite.
Golab - August 7, 2009 at 8:51pm
No it dosent exsist activation code but aktivation links and i haw 5 activation links i hawent ust!
yiyopr - August 7, 2009 at 3:21pm
Fantastic idea. Google found a way to win. Kudos!
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