Google Voice for iPhone is Here!
Months after Apple rejected the official Google Voice native app for the iPhone, Google has finally released a workaround to enable users to take advantage of the Internet giant’s telecommunication service in the form of a Web app, available by visiting http://m.google.com/voice on the iPhone’s mobile browser. The Web app, according to Google’s official blog post, is also accessible via Palm WebOS devices.
The Google team in charge with enhancing the company’s mobile applications and services said of the Web app:
This HTML5 application provides you with a fast and versatile mobile experience for Google Voice because it uses the latest advancements in web technologies. For example, AppCache lets you interact with web apps without a network connection and local databases allow you to store data locally on the device, so you don’t lose data even when you close the browser.
Although a native, more stable and easy-to-use iPhone app is not available, iPhone users have enough reason to rejoice in having a Google Voice Web app, which is certainly better than not being able to use the calling service at all in their beloved devices. Google promises speed and performance to go with their new Web app, and I’m sure that the company will also continue improving it with regular updates as it has been doing quite often with the Gmail Web app.