Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Google Voice App Makes it Way Onto Jailbroken iPhones

July 29, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cellphones, Services

Like Palm restoring iTunes sync for the Pre, you just had to see it coming: after not getting approval for the App Store, GV Mobile developer Sean Kovacs came out with a version for Cydia, an iPhone installer that lets users—among other things—use software not approved for release on the App Store.

Sean coded the port for free, and is apparently working on a version for the Palm Pre. Just to be clear, GV Mobile is just one part of the iPhone Google Voice suite; speculation that a Cydia version of GV Dialer is upcoming.

Has dissatisfaction over Apple’s walled garden approach reached a critical mass? Are the floodgates opening? Google Voice is easily the most high-profile app blocked from the iPhone ecosystem—at least for now. So it’s possible that it’s official exclusion may also increase awareness of the benefits (or “benefits”, depending on your point of view) of using a jailbroken iPhone.

Yet I’m not holding my breath, as Google Voice’s user base is limited by the service’s invitation-only status. The app’s blocking definitely elicited a lot of coverage online, but just how many people were affected by it?

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