Google Voice Finally Comes to iPhone But as an iPhone Web App

News | Saturday January 23 2010 12:58 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

Earlier this month, Vic Gundotra, the Vice President of Engineering at Google
“. Back then, it was not clear if Google was planning to fight Apple and get their native iPhone app back on the
.
Apparently, it is the latter. The company has now unveiled a new browser based version of Google Voice that can be accessed by iPhone users on their Safari browser. This is clearly a strategy to circumvent the strict control that Apple has had over its App Store.
“, the company claims that this is much more interactive than the earlier browser based version. Here are some of the salient features of the new Google Voice web app:
However, the problem with an iPhone web app or for that matter even a native iPhone app, which cannot run in the background is that it dilutes the functionality by a great extent. In case of an iPhone web app, it's even worse as it doesn't have the
feature.
Anyways, the new Google Voice web app is built for iPhone OS 3.0 and higher and can be accessed from your iPhone at
m.Google.com/voice
. Let us know your experience with the new application.

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