Happy Holidays and just wanted to start by saying thanks for all the support from everyone. We are very humbled that we received so many responses for the beta and we will be working through the list. If you haven’t had a chance to sign up yet, feel free to go to the register page and put in your details.
I also wanted to mention a few things that have come up in questions from folks along the way.
- If I purchased VoiceCentral from the App Store do I automatically get on the beta for Black Swan?
Apple does not share your information (email address, etc) with us so we would not have your Google Voice information to set you up for Black Swan. You will have to register separately for the Beta because of this. You can also send us a note via the Support Link inside the application so we know you also purchased the app. We really appreciate all the folks that purchased the app through the App Store and just wish Apple hadn’t removed it from the store. We would love to produce updates to that version of the product, but we think Black Swan will be a lot more powerful.
- How long until I will have access to the Beta?
We will be opening up the beta to more and more users over the next few weeks and will work through them in the order they were received. It will take some time though and just want to provide the best experience for all the users. You will get setup soon and we will be in touch with you so stay tuned.
- How do I merge my Contacts into Google Voice?
The Mobile Safari browser doesn’t have native access to all the functions of the phone so we don’t have access to the Contacts data. There are many ways to get that data into Google Voice and you can check out: our contacts FAQ for a few of them. This is actually a really good thing because you get a lot more of out of Google Voice once you have your contacts merged in. That data also can easily be synced like the rest of your data on your phone so you can set it and forget it. You can also take advantage of other features like arranging contacts by Groups, specialized Call Presentation, etc so you will be unlocking a lot more from Google Voice. Plus, it will allow us to do a lot of other interesting things with the app in the future once you have your Contacts integrated with Google Voice.
Thanks again for all the questions and all the support. Have a Happy New Year!