Great news for Google Voice users. GV Connect – a Google Voice iPhone app has just been approved by Apple.
Last week, after Apple made a significant decision to modify its App Developer License agreement to let developers make use of third party development and analytics tools, we had reported that Google Voice apps could stage a comeback to the App Store.
Folks at MobileCrunch has spotted GV Connect developed by Andreas Amann on the App Store, making it the first Google Voice app to be approved by Apple after making changes to its App Developer agreement.
Here are the features of GV Connect iPhone app:
• 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.
GV Connect is available on the App Store for $2.99.
I will probably wait for Google’s official native iPhone application, which should be available for free. But if you don’t have the patience, you can download GV Connect (iTunes link) from the App Store now.
Have you been waiting for Google Voice iPhone apps? Let us know in the comments.[via Mobile Crunch]