Apple is really playing hardball with Google Voice. Worse yet, the competition is getting their applications accepted without near the issues seen with Google vs Apple. What’s up with that? Here recently, we have Vonage with its application being accepted and, in addition, Line2 is included now.
What makes Line2 such an enigma is how it is so different from Google Voice yet, at the same time, manages to share enough similarities that it makes people such as me wonder how Apple is justifying forbidding Google Voice. Clearly, there are other voice applications in the app store that are also “redundant,” as Apple puts it.
Personally, I think it is a shame that we cannot seem to get past this. While I can fully understand Apple’s position, I am also thinking of the end users such as me who happen to own Apple products and want to use Google on these products. At this point, it is difficult to say for sure where things stand. I, for one, would like to see this issue resolved now rather than later.