How is there no solid Google Talk app out there?

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPod touch Apps' started by OrangeCuse44, Feb 5, 2010.

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    OrangeCuse44

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    This amazes me every time I search in the App store for a Google Talk program. Forget Beejive, $10 bucks for a mix bag of results (according to many reviews) is not for me. Just a simple Gtalk app with push is all I'm looking for and the few apps available seem to all have 3 or less star reviews. Am I missing something here?
     
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    TuffLuffJimmy

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    Apparently Jessica doesn't know what she's talking about. Google Voice and Google Talk are two completely different things.


    She must live under a rock.
     
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    anjinha

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    Have you tried eBuddy?
     
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    OrangeCuse44

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    As nice as usual, thank you.

    I have not, looks interesting. I wonder why that has never showed up when I did a search. Do you use it?
     
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    anjinha

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    I don't, but it has good reviews. Also I searched for GTalk instead of Google Talk.
     
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    sjinsjca

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    Two options...

    Well, you could jailbreak. Google's Voice app is on Cydia and works well.

    Or you could point your iPhone's browser to http://www.google.com/talk and enjoy much of the same functionality through the wonders of HTML5. Press and hold the + button to make an app-ish icon out of it.

    BTW, it's not clear if it's Apple itself or objections from AT&T that's blocking it from the App Store. It also had the misfortune of going through the review process just as Google's back-stabs against Apple were emerging into focus, with the coming of Android, Chrome, ChromeOS, etc., and the ejection of snake-in-the-grass Eric Schmidt from Apple's board.
     
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    rKunda

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    I think Beejive works really well, especially with Google Talk. The only problems I've had have been with facebook chat (which, I believe was a problem with facebook for a time).
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Likely you are right, link to the app will help. Regardless, I don't think either exist. Nice rock btw. ;)
     
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    OrangeCuse44

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    He is right. Google talk and voice are completely different. Do you have the ability to ever admit a mistake or is it just the being completely nasty to people you will never meet that you enjoy so much?
     
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    They're both right. Google Talk is basically Jabber. It's Google's instant messaging service.

    Google Voice is their telephone forwarding/voicemail/sms service.

    The next release of Trillian for iPhone will be rockin. You may wanna look into it. It's in beta now and I have a copy due to an odd push messaging bug they wanted to test and track down. so I've been trying it out. Really well done.
     
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    Beejive works like a charm for me.
     

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