Google has pulled down its Google Voice app from the Apple App Store after recurring reports of the app crashes with the iOS 5.0 update running devices. The Google Voice app is no more available from the Apple App Store to download. Google has not cited any reasons for pulling it back nor has promised whether it will be back in App Store. Google Voice is a telecommunication service that lets users set one single number for several others and also receive voice calls translated into text.
Google Voice has a sour past with Apple iOS platform in the past as Apple refused to approve the Google Voice app as it mimicked the basic working of iPhone. But later the app got approval and users of select regions have been using it.
Last week, Apple rolled out the iOS 5.0 update for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices. While several apps continued to work without any issues and received compatibility updates, the Google Voice app suffered from frequent crashes. Users could receive push notifications but the App itself failed to open.
Vincent Paquent, Google Voice Product Manager, acknowledged that the Google Voice app for iOS suffered from a sign in bug and Google has come up with a fix. Currently the fix is being tested and will be released soon.
Quite surprising to see such a bug from Google’s end while other developer’s app continues to run smoothly with the new iOS 5 update.