iPhone Will Google Voice integrate Callkit?!?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by spinedoc77, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    I'm curious to hear especially from devs and those who have a working knowledge of this. One of the main reasons I've been using Android over iOS these past few years is because of the Google Voice integration. Well I'm switching back to an iPhone and was pleasantly surprised reading up on Callkit and the ability to integrate VOIP stuff into the OS.

    But we all know what major slackers Google have been in terms of updating and managing Google Voice. So I'm curious if you guys think that will Google Voice have any increased functionality with callkit in iOS 10 without Google doing anything at all? Or does Google really need to rewrite the app? At this point I highly doubt they will do anything.

    I'd be curious about both the Google Voice app and Hangouts, and I guess all their other stuff like Allo.
     
  2. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    No one? I'm surprised. Do iPhone users not use Google Voice?
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I think those who use Google Voice and/or Hangouts would certainly welcome that, but no one really knows when or if Google will do it (but hopefully they will, and hopefully sooner than later).
     
  4. eventailapp macrumors member

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    I am pretty sure they will eventually integrate it, however so far few applications have done so. Personally I am waiting for Skype and Slack.
     
  5. wingdo macrumors newbie

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    Well finally after 5 years an update to Google Voice is starting to roll out, but I see no mention of callkit in the press release. I would love to see it added.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Looks like the updated iOS app is out now. Can't say I saw anything related to CallKit being mentioned in the app/update notes.
     
  7. wingdo macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, it's not in the update, just on my wish list for a future update. Hopefully Google stays true to their word and works a bit more on Google Voice. I have no use for Hangouts, but I still use the voice app.
     
  8. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    Since Google Voice uses Call Forwarding, seems CallKit would be useless?
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Unless they change it up to work like it does in Hangouts, for example. Or bring CallKit support to Hangouts (which can handle Google Voice calls).
     
  10. asggold macrumors member

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    Not sure if this is part of CallKit but the issue (outside of their removal favorites and other actions that actually made the app useful) is you can not call from the Google Voice easily anymore. Most other apps, and I know they are using VoIP and/or cell service, you can open your Phone app and hold down those favorites to call through another app. Without the favorites in Google Voice anymore, this is a must. Again, the other option would be to integrate the CallKit into Hangouts and run Google Voice through there. Just seems like between both apps, neither one is complete.
     

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