Apple on Wednesday confirmed for The Loop that Vonage has submitted an application for the iPhone and iPod touch. The company also confirmed that the app has been delayed. According to Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris, the Vonage app is being reviewed, but has been delayed entry into the App Store. According to Kerris, there are some technical issues with the Vonage software that Apple is working with the developer to resolve.
It’s important to note that the Vonage app has not been rejected by Apple. For one reason or another, the app had some issues making it through the review process.
In its letter to the FCC discussing Google’s Voice app, Apple said that apps submitted to the App Store “undergo a rigorous review process that tests for vulnerabilities such as software bugs, instability on the iPhone platform, and the use of unauthorized protocols.”
Apple said its receives 8,500 app submissions every week — 95 percent of all apps are approved within 14 days of being submitted, the company said.
Vonage is a VOIP company that has been available for landline phones for a number of years.