Google admits that its iPhone voice search breaks Apple's rules

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  1. Joseph

    Joseph Retired Moderator

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    Wow this is interesting. I bet Apple would allow Google to use these API's as long as Apple tests each of them and makes sure that the are used in the correct way.
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    murphmanny Banned

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    yea
    this is interesting
    i saw this a couple of hours ago
    weird
  4. chinook

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    will it get taken down now that the developer admitted to breaking the rules?
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    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    As devs, we are allowed to use undocumented non private APIs. This all the Google did. They did nothing wrong and broke none of Apple's rules. Here's a shock, I also used many undocumented APIs to make my AppStore release (Pocket Elf).

    I know of several other devs who use undocumented API quite frequently. Some of whom have consistently had multiple apps in the top 100 apps.

    Relax, get over it, and go make some iced tea.
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    apple probably allow google to do this because of the Maps.app that google have helped them with so far, so maybe they'll let them off this one time

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    Its called here let me scratch that itch for you. Though I am surprised considering Google has a competing mobile OS. Then again Apple may be playing a large part in that venture as well.
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    Yeah, I was listing to NPR earlier and the only reason this is getting any press at all is because its google. and heres the problem.

    As Skylar said, plenty of people use undocumented API's but Apple necessarily condone the use of them. Because of this applications have been rejected from the App Store for using these undocumented API's.

    Google used the proximity sensor in the phone to make voice searching possible, so the phone could know when you were ready to speak. But the problem with undocumented API's is that they may not be supported in later firmware, OS X 3, (for iPhone), or firmware 2.3 or 3.

    So no Apple has to either outlaw these API's or begin to support them, and if they choose to support them they have to go through all f the apps that have been rejected because of the use of the undocumented APIs.

    Hope that helped people.
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    yeah i heard about this

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