[teleclick] Apple’s popular App Store has rejected Google’s ‘Voice‘ software, an application to forward all incoming calls to a single number.
Google confirmed in a statement yesterday that “Apple did not approve the Google Voice application we submitted six weeks ago to the Apple App Store.”
Some have speculated that the decision may have been driven by AT&T, Apple’s exclusive carrier-partner in the United States, because Google Voice allows users to pick up voice mail as text transcriptions, effectively allowing for free incoming text messages.
Google says that despite the setback, it will “continue to work to bring our services to iPhone users–for example, by taking advantage of advances in mobile browsers.”
In the mean time, the Google Voice application is available (on a limited basis) for BlackBerry and Android-based smartphones.
Apple Excludes Google Voice from iTunes App Store