1. Blocks9's Avatar
    Third-party apps for Google Voice have six months to live. Google said today that it is ending support for apps that "are making unauthorized use of Google Voice" by providing calling and SMS services. "These apps violate our terms of service and pose a threat to your security," said Nikhyl Singhal, director of real-time communications, in a post on Google+. "So we're notifying these app developers that they must stop making unauthorized use of Google Voice to run their services and transition users by May 15, 2014."

    Source : The Verge
    Google Voice to deny access to third-party apps next year | The Verge
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-31-2013 09:59 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    so much for open standards and do no evil
    wshwe likes this.
    10-31-2013 10:01 PM
  3. wshwe's Avatar
    I like Google less with each passing day.
    11-01-2013 12:18 AM
  4. raccoon210's Avatar
    Their hypocrisy is astounding. its even more amazing how little flak they get for it
    xandros9 likes this.
    11-01-2013 12:27 AM
  5. boneycat's Avatar
    Truly a sad day as I use Google Voice for work. That'll teach me for using their products.

    On a side note, what's the chance that devs can still keep making a GV app? I mean MetroTube is still around even though there is no office Youtube app.
    Last edited by boneycat; 11-04-2013 at 05:59 PM.
    11-04-2013 05:33 PM
  6. mcivor88's Avatar
    Just use viber and skype. Evil google
    11-04-2013 07:42 PM
  7. gottago's Avatar
    Assuming MetroTalk does go away, here is a heartfelt thanks for providing an invaluable application with excellent support. Kudos Andreas and company, your app will be severely missed

    I was just considering an android phone (nexus 5 or LG G2) as my second/backup phone to my Lumina 925. This will definitely enter into my consideration as a matter of protest. I just may have to port my GV# to a second Windows Phone.

    gottago
    11-06-2013 09:41 PM
  8. boneycat's Avatar
    Well even w/o an official youtube app from google, there's still metrotube. I'm sure Andreas can still make an app for GV if he so chose to.
    11-09-2013 06:30 PM
  9. Shawn Magm's Avatar
    Unfortunately, Google Voice or a 3rd party app like MetroTalk is essential for me. Throughout the day, I rely on the app to give me a notification that I received a text, call or VM. I don't have a texting plan, and GV works very well for me. Many of my contacts use my GV number. If it ends up that Google does not develop an app for GV and MetroTalk is gone by May 2014, I may be less likely to use WP OS.
    12-14-2013 02:03 PM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    Unfortunately, Google Voice or a 3rd party app like MetroTalk is essential for me. Throughout the day, I rely on the app to give me a notification that I received a text, call or VM. I don't have a texting plan, and GV works very well for me. Many of my contacts use my GV number. If it ends up that Google does not develop an app for GV and MetroTalk is gone by May 2014, I may be less likely to use WP OS.
    thats (at least part of) the point
    12-14-2013 02:42 PM
  11. hopmedic's Avatar
    Ending support implies that there was support to begin with....
    12-14-2013 03:25 PM
  12. Tjarren's Avatar
    Unfortunately, Google Voice or a 3rd party app like MetroTalk is essential for me. Throughout the day, I rely on the app to give me a notification that I received a text, call or VM. I don't have a texting plan, and GV works very well for me. Many of my contacts use my GV number. If it ends up that Google does not develop an app for GV and MetroTalk is gone by May 2014, I may be less likely to use WP OS.
    As painful as it would be, I'd give up GV before leaving WP. It's not just about the principle of it, but that definitely is a big part of it. Why can't Skype be ... more?

    And GV on WP won't be completely inoperable. There are levels of survival I am prepared to accept ...
    ShreyansShah likes this.
    05-12-2014 09:27 PM
  13. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    look who is talking of unauthorized acts.
    they just look into own court before saying about other regarding unauthorized access.
    05-13-2014 01:17 AM

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