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celloman
Mar 10, 2009, 12:44 AM
it got removed because google stopped its free txting implimentation... it was my favorite app too...



iParis
Mar 10, 2009, 12:47 AM
When was this?
I as in the App Store about an hour ago and saw it.

Minus Human
Mar 10, 2009, 06:23 AM
it got removed because google stopped its free txting implimentation... it was my favorite app too...

It ain't there now!

Airforcekid
Mar 10, 2009, 06:52 AM
I was gonna buy it too good thing I didint!

ken987
Mar 10, 2009, 11:09 AM
I recently did. I like how they positioned themselves so that it looks pointless for those who just bought it....I wonder how much they made and why they are not even making an attempt for refunds for those how bought very recently.

SiMPLEGuy
Mar 10, 2009, 11:44 AM
I sent myself a message at 9:30 AM PDT today. I received a spam warning notice that I have sent too many messages to this number (mine, and it was my first). I then sent one to my daughter's iPhone (yet to hear back). ABout a minute later, my iPhone buzzed and the message to myself appeared.

Go figure...please!

Luminator
Mar 10, 2009, 12:06 PM
I sent an email to the developer this morning and this was his response:

Google informed us that they will be blocking non-Google apps from accessing the underlying service used by Infinite SMS.

Google has not accused Infinite SMS of wrongdoing; they've said they were simply unprepared for their SMS feature to be so popular.

We found out the evening of Monday, March 9, 2009, and immediately removed Infinite SMS from sale.

More details are in our official announcement:

http://innerfence.com/sms

We can no longer respond to emails about Infinite SMS. If you want to give feedback to Google about this decision, you can use their Google Group:

http://tinyurl.com/bswn2z

-- Derek & Ryan
- Show quoted text -

I just bought the app sunday and didn't even get a chance to use it, boy do I feel ripped off.:mad:

navajarunner
Mar 10, 2009, 12:26 PM
No wonder this shows up as free now. I will mention that I used it this morning to text my wife and she replied... so iono?

SiMPLEGuy
Mar 10, 2009, 12:47 PM
Is it possible that my app is still working thanks to an update I received for it last night?

OTOH, I still haven't heard back from my daughter re: SMS I sent her earlier today.

michael.lauden
Mar 10, 2009, 12:49 PM
that app never really worked for me

vettori
Mar 10, 2009, 12:58 PM
I probably would have never created a business on the shoulders of someone else ...

I hope they find a way to resume the service.

navajarunner
Mar 10, 2009, 01:04 PM
So what are the changes from version 1.3 to 1.4? I have 1.3 and was still able to get a text through. I'm curious to know what benefits (if any) 1.4 has?

Luminator
Mar 10, 2009, 01:14 PM
The more I think about this, the more I feel ripped off. My guess is that Google never even approved access to their service for this application and that the developer found a way to make a quick buck before they realized what was going on. By the looks of this service itís primarily used for query results to be sent to your phone via SMS and does not allow for sending text messages from phone to phone. If this is true, shame on Apple for allowing this to be approved without checking with Google to see if this was something that they approved of. This is not about the money, itís more about the principal than anything else. I thought that the app approval process was in part to protect the consumer from scams like this, but apparently not.

fungg3
Mar 10, 2009, 02:18 PM
the developers are millionares now for ripping off google's service and hard work. Good job!

wmcwmc
Mar 10, 2009, 02:28 PM
U can still use it but just dont update it. :):)