Earlier this year Google released an HTML5 web application for Google Voice to let users use their service. For a long time Apple has denied the Google Voice app because they argued that it did the same exact thing as the phone itself. Today though it looks like Google won the argument and iPhone users can now rejoice over the official Google Voice app now available in the iTunes store.
This native app lets you manage all of your Google Voice information from within the app. The list of features is as long as the features of the web application, including free text messaging using your Google Voice number, being able to display your Google Voice number on the call, and those cheap rates you get when making calls with Google Voice.
In addition to those same features that we all know about, with this native app Google Voice is able to bring in a lot of new features to this native iPhone app, including push notifications and an easy to use interface that beats the web app.
At this point Google Voice for iPhone is available to download from the Apple App Store today. But, youâ€™ll need to have an iPhone with iOS 3.1 or later and a valid Google Voice account to use the app. On top of that, Google Voice is available in the U.S. only.