It isn’t very often that a Google product gets the boot just about anywhere in the digital world.
But Apple has yanked a pair of third-party Google Voice applications and, as a result, they are no longer available in the App Store.
This controversial move obviously delivers a harsh blow to Google Voice.
It’s not, however, the first time Google has been stymied by Apple’s wishes. As we recently chronicled here on Mobile Marketing Watch, Google just scrapped an app built for its Latitude service to accommodate a web app at Apple’s request instead.
Although GV Mobile and VoiceCentral still have a presence in the App Store, looks can be deceiving.
Any attempts to purchase either app will lead to an error message.
Google submitted a Google voice client optimized for Apple’s iPhone in June, but the client did not pass the App Store approval process.