Upcoming plans…

April 22nd, 2009

I will still pursue getting GV Mobile on to the App Store. Depending on the outcome, I may have to rename the product to start fresh. Until GV Mobile is approved, I have rejected the binary for GV Mobile Free so it doesn’t conflict with the paid version. Windows Mobile development will continue, albeit at a slower rate.

  1. April 22nd, 2009 at 09:04

    Lol wow.

  2. April 22nd, 2009 at 09:07

    Guest – hush.

  3. guest
    April 22nd, 2009 at 09:15

    (Okay, perhaps you’re getting pageviews from apple.com…)

    Dear Apple,

    Please approve GV Mobile. Thank you very much!

    Sincerely yours,

    an AAPL and GOOG shareholder
    (OK, I also own YHOO, MSFT, INTC shares too)

  4. April 22nd, 2009 at 09:33

    @guest Everybody from Apple is getting redirected back… :)

  5. April 22nd, 2009 at 09:55


    I just read the rejection letter. It is fantastically obtuse! What exactly is their contention? What is pissing them off exactly?

    Best, James Scherber

  6. guest
    April 22nd, 2009 at 10:06


    I’m sure a few people at Apple know how to use a proxy.

  7. April 22nd, 2009 at 10:22

    @guest Not the people doing reviews. :)

  8. guest
    April 22nd, 2009 at 10:23


    Sadly, I think you’re right.

  9. April 22nd, 2009 at 10:25

    @guest You’re at their doorstep…go smack them around.

  10. guest
    April 22nd, 2009 at 10:34


    Yeah, I missed their annual shareholders meeting. Perhaps next year. Anyhow, what would you like me to do? Wave signs that say “Free GV Mobile” at 1 Infinite Loop? Maybe I could contraqt Frank Chu for the day.

  11. Kingoftowns
    April 22nd, 2009 at 11:28

    so how does apple explain that other crap app that does GV??

  12. April 22nd, 2009 at 11:33

    “Without Apple’s prior written approval, an Application may not provide, unlock or enable additional features or functionality through distribution mechanisms other than the iTunes Store.”

    What the hell does this mean? Are they talking about Google Voice providing or enabling different features? If this is the case, what about the application already in the App Store (GV Dialer)and how about Voice Central? It doesn’t sound like they are talking about the few sales you made in Ad Hoc mode that has got them all upset.

  13. guest
    April 22nd, 2009 at 11:35


    They don’t. Apple is remarkably reticent when such incongruities are pointed out.

    Just to clarify, I have no harsh words for GVdialer since I have not used it myself although the user reviews at the App Store aren’t particularly encouraging. I am personally holding out for something that provides additional functionality and reliability.

  14. Scott
    April 22nd, 2009 at 12:00

    Did anyone notice on the VoiceCentral Blog that their app was rejected as well with no real guidance on why it was rejected?

  15. April 22nd, 2009 at 12:46

    guest :


    Yeah, I missed their annual shareholders meeting. Perhaps next year. Anyhow, what would you like me to do? Wave signs that say “Free GV Mobile” at 1 Infinite Loop? Maybe I could contraqt Frank Chu for the day.

    Oh it would be nice to see that on the evening news. LOL

  16. Will
    April 22nd, 2009 at 13:12


    I bought GVDialer yesterday running 2.2.1 on my iPhone 3G and it works fine. No bugs so far. I wonder if the people complaining had older hardware. I seriously can’t wait for this one, though.

    Cydia or Icy distro would help line Sean’s pockets until the App store version comes out. Sean? Listening? $$$

    We paypal you and you email us each an unlock code…nuff said.

  17. April 22nd, 2009 at 14:37

    While I would also love to get my hands on a version (today! right now! dammit Apple!), I am afraid that distribution through Cydia will likely make approval all that much harder. And while I have a jailbroken iPod touch, I found Cydia to be unstable (through Apple’s doing). Every os upgrade is designed to break the installer and make jailbreaking more difficult. Thus, while I would love to have the app now; I would rather be patient and have a stable application that comes with the relative promise that it will work across a minor software update.

  18. Jason
    April 22nd, 2009 at 14:58

    So a Baby Shaking app gets approved but GV Mobile does not? Come on Apple. How about approving some useful apps for a change.

  19. April 22nd, 2009 at 15:48

    Want to shake a baby to death? There is an app for that: http://tinyurl.com/dhy5t2

    The approval process is very goddamn broken when the most offensive thing I’ve seen all year gets approved and GV Mobile can’t. Apple should be ashamed of itself.

  20. April 22nd, 2009 at 16:09

    Sean, you can censor my last post, but really you must be flabbergasted.

  21. April 22nd, 2009 at 17:21

    @James Scherber It was auto flagged – should appear now…pretty sad I lost to that crap. lol

  22. q
    April 23rd, 2009 at 01:55

    in this link you can request an Application, by the developers name, name of the app and what it does and you can leave a comment . .
    It does ask for you name and email . . (but hey I have plenty of emails I dont use
    and at the end you get this generic message
    Thank you for your feedback on iTunes.
    We cannot respond to you personally, but please know that your message has been received and will be reviewed by the iTunes Team. If we need to follow up with you on your ideas for improving iTunes, we will contact you directly.
    We appreciate your assistance in making iTunes better.
    iTunes Team
    I am not saying this will make a differnce but if you all feel like letting them know how we feel lets do this collectively and maybe we can start the ripple that begins the wave . .

  23. sjjones
    April 23rd, 2009 at 12:45

    I dont see where anyone has mentioned this today but to access your GV account via cell as of today you have to enter a pin number. This i assume will addressed on GV Mobile

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