Google Voice Coming To The iPhone In Form Of Web App
Following the fallout from Apple’s removal of several Google Voice compatible iPhone Apps and the banning of Google’s very own App that ties in to the service, the search engine company has opted to create a web based version of the App.
However, the FCC has chosen to intervene and has sent inquires to Apple and AT&T on how the App Store approval process work and whether the cellular carrier had any hand in removing Google Voice compatible Apps. The FCC has also asked Google if it can create a Web based version of Google Voice that can be accessed through Safari. The good news is that Google seems to be working on a Safari compatible version of Google Voice after all.
According to Google, they are currently working on a web app and have mentioned that it will be able to offer the “same features as the rejected app.”
The big problem about creating a Web App over a native App is the lack of functionality such as being able to access the address book and phone App efficiently. I have some skepticism over how this will work and I think in the end we will get a somewhat botched version of Google Voice until a native App is allowed back in to the App store.
Via: iPhone Freak
if the web app is anything like the web app version of Google Latitude, it will be so bad that it is unusable.