Google announced Tuesday a revised mobile Web site for its Voice application that makes it easier to be used on Apple’s iPhone, just months after Apple rejected Google's original submission to its App Store.
The app will allow Google Voice users do almost everything they can currently do with the desktop version of the app, including listen to voicemail and read voicemail transcripts, send and receive text messages, and make inexpensive international calls.
Apple previously blocked Google’s program from being distributed through the iPhone's applications store since last summer, saying that it would duplicate or alter key iPhone features.
The Google Voice app is a definite workaround to Google's standoff with Apple's App Store.
The free Web app, which also lets users make low-cost long-distance calls, has been incredibly popular since Google began slowly rolling it in June and has more than 1.4 million users.
To access the application, users can go to http://m.google.com/voice and sign into their Google Voice accounts. The program does not need to be downloaded onto the phone, but can be used directly from the web browser.