VoiceCentral Developer Talks About Being Pulled from App Store and Apple's Lack of Communication

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Christina

I would think it's well within Apple's rights to stop me (if they could loose money because of it). They are running a business, so why not build something that doesn't conflict with them? It seems a no brainer to me. People seem to be on the defensive here.lower back pain

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Christina

many of the same things which ATT is counting on for being able to charge $$$. Don't try to tell me that the developers, and Google, didn't know this app would be pulled from the App Store ASAP! All of them trying to act wide-eyed.lower back pain

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c11952@tyldd.com

Haha! What did you think would happen developing software for Apple?

These guys are the ultimate evil spirit! The only difference between them and Microsoft is the shameless way Apple overcharges.

Escpecially now that they use 100% OSS OS and put their dumb GUI on top while giving nothing back to the community.

Maybe this will serve as a lesson (as if) to the tards out there who continue to support these freaked up monopoly-wanna-be ass hats!

Burn the mutha fumpah down! Refuse to buy Microsoft! Refuse to buy Apple!

Quit being consumer sheep and wake up!

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fourex

You know the whole thing is crazy. AT&T doesn't have "favorite" calling plans. Therefore, they are not loosing any money by having Google Voice applications in the store. If they allow Skype, where the could conceivably loose revenue, why not allow Google Voice apps?

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phappi

This is beyond crazy. To be inconsistent in their rules, change their mind, and force Deurr's company to pay refunds is ridiculous. I own two macs, two iPods, and countless other apple products. But if they are going to pull stuff like this I am going to find computers elsewhere. They are no better than Microsoft. Worse actually. And my next smartphone will definitely be Android.

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lesls1

Google Voice uses ATT's network to connect to Google, where the user can do for "free" many of the same things which ATT is counting on for being able to charge $$$. Don't try to tell me that the developers, and Google, didn't know this app would be pulled from the App Store ASAP! All of them trying to act wide-eyed, innocent and hurt just makes me laugh. I just wanna know how much it cost Google to sic the FCC on Apple so quickly!

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kurt

I don't know much about building apps or other things in the business end of iPhones, but if I did build an app that say, did things the iPhone already did, I would think it's well within Apple's rights to stop me (if they could loose money because of it). They are running a business, so why not build something that doesn't conflict with them? It seems a no brainer to me. People seem to be on the defensive here. Jailbreak your phone and do it that way. It seems to me that jail breaking a phone is kind of like stealing. Everyone wants to get around apple and att. I don't know - it seems unethical and unfair to the two companies that are trying their best to make a good product and service (and make money). I don't get it.

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GraceLS

It does. This is beyond ridiculous. Anyone interested in buying a slightly used iPhone 3GS? I hope the FCC cleans Apple's clock.

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Molly

I've been thinking about building an app for the iPhone, but with all of the recent news about Google Voice and others (like this illogical rejection from Juicy Bits), I'm starting to wonder if it's worth the pain. I really like Apple's products, but I'm starting to seriously worry.

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