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Google Voice app appears on the App Store, Finally

Apple has in the past blocked apps that allow you to use Google Voice on your iPhone but it seems now they are allowing it. The app that has just appeared today is called GV Connect and is available on the App Store for $2.99. The app claims to allow you to make calls from your iPhone with your Google Voice number (a Google Voice account is required of’course). The app will also allow you to send SMS texts through your Google Voice account on your iPhone. We hope these apps are allowed to stick around because someone will probably release it for free soon enough. Full feature list below:

• Place calls using your Google Voice number rather than your mobile number – enter number directly, select a contact from your device’s contacts, or call back any number in your history.
• Send and receive text messages (SMS) from your Google Voice number.
• Listen to voicemails and recorded conversations right on your device (allowing you to pause, rewind, or fast forward to any point within the message) – voicemails will also show the transcription of the message when available.
• Mark messages as starred, attach notes to conversations, block/unblock senders, or delete conversations.
• Easily search in your history by contact, message, or note.
• Messages are stored on your device for offline access.
• Composing notes and text messages can be done in landscape mode.
• Quickly change various Google Voice account settings (call forwarding, do-not-disturb, message notifications, …) directly from within the application.
• Automatic checking for new messages while the application is active.
• Direct access to your device’s contacts without needing to synchronize them with Google
• All communication is done with the Google Voice website directly, no need to hand over your account information to a third-party.
• Full support for fast app switching in iOS4 and high-resolution graphics for retina displays.

Source: iTunes VIA MobileCrunch

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