Google Voice pulled from App Store due to incompatibility with iOS 5

Google Voice

Google has voluntarily pulled its Google Voice application from the App Store due to an incompatibility with the just released iOS 5 software.  If you search for Google Voice it can no longer be found in the App Store.

Vincent Paquet, Senior Product Manager for Google Voice confirmed that the app had been pulled, explaining "our last update of this week had a bug that caused the app to crash at sign in. We removed it so it did not affect additional users until the fix gets published."

Google has not released any information as to when the bug will be fixed or when Google Voice will return to the App Store. We will let you know as soon as we hear. Is anyone experiencing this problem?

Source: Engadget



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Mike says:

Yup, when you go to it from notification center, it crashes.

Mikeg says:

Yup, when you open it via notification center, it crashes.

Crunch says:

I hope it comes back real soon, although I still have it and it does crash about half the time when I launch it from anywhere. When it doesn't crash, however, it works fine and integrates very well with iOS 5's Notification Center. I hope they fix it soon. It's my most heavily used app at the moment. ;-)

acwyau says:

I can't even sign in on my 4S, it crashes as soon as I try.

Damonkarter says:

Keep trying a few times. I use GV constantly. I have it on my 4S. It works but the crashes are annoying.

Jamesgraham3 says:

It's never been a great app, but now I can't sign in on 4S

Mark Soliman says:

hmm... it's been working fine for me. no issue in notification center... maybe theyll finally do a real update

N V Secdrj says:

Yes, has it crash every time I signed in or if It made it to sign in when I tried to sign out it would crash.

Terry Knab says:

Experienced this the MINUTE I got Iphone. Installed it on Iphone4, OS5 and you bet. its unstable as all getout.

Kevin says:

GV Mobile + has been great. Works fine with iPhone 4s (running iOS 5, of course). It's always been my preferred Google Voice app.

websyndicate says:

Same here and plus its a universal app. I use it on my iPad and setup push notifications on it as well. So when in WiFi it works.

Moveingfaster says:

Works fine on my 4 running 5.0.

dloveprod says:

I guess google no care about us.

garylapointe says:

I'm SO glad I kept the previous download of it. It's one of those things when I need to use it I need it, usually when traveling or I need to do a lot of text chatting (I'll do a lot of the conversation on the computer), so I kept a copy.
For others: is this something that would get backed up with Time Machine so you might have a copy of the previous version?

OrionAntares#CB says:

Well, in the meantime if you need a work around option you can access most of the functionality from their website and setup either an email or SMS to send you notifications for texts, voicemails, and missed calls.

EchuOkan1CV says:

Not at all. It works fine for me.

asggold says:

Have not had any issues with Google Voice but I cannot believe Google has not pulled the Google search app. THAT is the app that crashes ALL the time!

Eric Blade says:

Nope, works fine here on my touch with iOS 5.

Rev. Tucher says:

Works fine for me on iOS 5, including in the Notification Center and when I start the app the normal way. Maybe I'm lucky.

Christopher Becker says:

It works most of the time on my iPhone 4S, but crashes if you move to another function or screen. I was almost tempted to remove it, and stop using Google Voice until I read this post. I loved using it on my previous smartphone (Android) and I will hope Google addresses the issue quickly.

Sailing Spam says:

Yes I have that problem though I still seem to be able to make calls using it with Vtok. Well it kind of works but with terrible sound quality, is that ios5 , or is it just the iPad? I'm new to the ipad

Lester Westrich says:

Pronunciation-wise, all languages are good (at least the ones I speak).The problem is that many of the languages suffers from "stuttering" and incorrect intonation (especially Italian and Japanese) at various levels.

Nada Sinistore says:

Mind blowing!! Apple must be scratching their heads with mixed feelings!1

Thanh Hobb says:

Jim,First off, AWESOME paper! Your paper however for begs a few questions/comments: