Tech Trader Daily reports that popular Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) firm Vonage has submitted an iPhone application to Apple for inclusion in the company's App Store, but the application's approval has been delayed by minor technical issues with the application.
"They submitted an application for review," said Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris told Tech Trader Daily. "There are some technical issues [with the code they submitted] that hopefully can be resolved." Kerris did not elaborate on the nature of the issues with Vonage's application.
In an update to the article, Vonage reported that it has fixed the issue and resubmitted the application to Apple for approval.
"We can confirm that one of our prospective applications is for the iPhone. They identified one issue stating that it is 'simple to fix.' The issue is cosmetic and relates to the labeling of an icon. We've made the requested change and resubmitted the application for approval earlier today."
Apple responded last week to inquiries from U.S. Federal Communications Commission regarding the company's apparent rejection of an official Google Voice iPhone application, noting that it does have an agreement with AT&T to not allow customers to utilize AT&T's network to initiate or terminate VoIP sessions without AT&T's permission. The agreement suggests that the Vonage iPhone application, like similar ones from other services such as Skype, will be restricted to Wi-Fi only for phone calls once it appears in the App Store.