When we reported on GV Mobile+ being submitted and approved by the App Store last week I was so happy I could kiss you. Now it seems like Google’s official application may have already been approved by Apple.

This of course is all brought on by Apple’s revision of the App Store guidelines which previously banned apps like Google Voice, Flash and others. TechCrunch has a quote from a source in their breaking report that reads:

TechCrunch has gotten word that the official Google Voice application is on its way to the iPhone in the next few weeks. In fact, [they’ve] heard from a source close to Google that it’s already been approved – Google just needs to revamp the application to work with the iPhone 4 and iOS’s multitasking capabilities.

Google Voice had been blocked (from the App Store) for over a year for what Apple cited as “duplicate existing functionality” which is ever bit as vague as it sounds. Then on the 9th of September this year Apple announced that they would be revising the guidelines that once challenged the API limitations apps such as Google Voice have been known to do.

When will we see it? Will you switch over to the official Google Voice app or just use one of the 3rd party imitators that have already graced the virtual shelves of the App Store? Voice your opinion in the comments below.

  • Darren

    I downloaded over the weekend when it was free in anticipation it will be available in the u.k soon 🙂

  • i wasnt even aware publicly of google voice until a month or so ago, when it popped up in my gmail account. Thing is, it wont be free forever. It just says free calls for teh rest of the year. If they at least offered free calls domestically, ill continue to use it. BUt i do like the sms capability within it. And its always good to have an extra number. So, my answer is Yes. Ill use it for either prank calling or application on business cards.

  • not seeing it in my app store ……

  • Huh

    Quietly? So does Apple announce every app they approve?

  • Jason masters

    My question Is what is the main difference between this one and the cydia version??? I currently have the cydia version and the other app gvconnect gv gives me less problems when running but has me log in each time I open it. The cydia version of gv mobile works most of the time but has some bugs with multitasking I feel.