Apple has approved two new applications, developed by rival OS maker Google, for its iTunes App Store.
The Cupertino-based consumer electronics giant has approved the GV Connect and GV Mobile+ for its iOS range of devices including iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, tech news site Geek reports.
Both the applications enable users to make calls, send or receive text messages and access voicemail from a Google number.
GV Connect allows users to send and receive text messages for free, go through voicemails in the form of transcripts, block unwanted users and supports multitasking and retina display.
GV Mobile+ users can send, receive and delete text messages, as well as access their call history and voicemail. It allows users to receive calls from devices paired with the user's iPhone. Users can also easily change call forward settings.
GV Mobile+, developed by Sean Kovacs, establishes a secure connection with its source company.
Both the applications are available for $3 and work on iOS 3.1.3 and higher.