I suggested this a while ago to @Textie via twitter. They DM'd
me back and asked if I had a Google Voice invite. Since I used a
.edu email address to get a GV account myself without an invite, I
had none to offer @textie, who understandably could not work on
this integration without such an account. Now however GV is free to
anyone who wants it, so I wouldn't be surprised if we see such
integration! (and I really really really want it! I love Textie but
I'm stuck using TextNow in the meantime. No GV integration means no
textie for me.)
on 15 Jul, 2010 04:23 PM
Please integrate with Google Voice. I currently use Textie but
was thinking of switching to an app that utilizes GV. Glad I came
across this thread. If Textie could use GV I'd stop looking
elsewhere right now. Add me to the votes for Google Voice
As a textie customer, i felt this company has thus far done a
good job listening to its customers. I heard about this discussion
via email and I think this would truly boost any buying incentives
if the most annoying aspects of this program were to be resolved by
GV integration. Google has thus far been rejected by apple or has
been ignoring them in competing and advertising their crappy mobile
The competition to textie just sucks. This app just needs to be
made a great one.
on 19 Jul, 2010 07:27 AM
This would be wonderful! I use textnow, textplus and textfree.
Textie is so much better than all of them but I need a phone number
as many of my friends can't figure out the email to text thing. I
also love the thought of being able to give out one phone number
and being able to text from textie on my iPad or iPhone. Please,
please, please add this feature!
Hope to see GV integration as discussed in this thread and
I have something of a work around, which seems to integrate them,
but I've only started doing this today and have not tested
thoroughly. Here's a summary.
1. Our Textie SMS accounts are actually email accounts, something
like [email blocked]
2. You can find yours by using textie to send a message to your own
email account, then looking at the address of the sender. COPY that
Textie Email address.
3. Login to your Google Voice account then Click on "Settings"
-> "Voice Settings" -> "Voicemail & Text" -> and "Add
a new email address" to the right of "VoiceMail Notifications".
4. Follow the Google prompts and PASTE the Textie email address you
copied in step 2.
5. If you do things correctly to this point, you'll receive an SMS
to your Textie app from Google. On an iPHone if you open that
message in Textie and touch it for a couple seconds, it will
highlight the whole message from Google, then Textie will give you
the opportunity to go to the Google verification page that is
provided in the message. Go there to verify.
6. After you've added the Textie email address to your Google
account and Verified, navigate back to the same Google webpage
described in Step 3.
7. Put a checkmark in the box next to "Email the message to:" and
Select your Textie email address as the destination. Then click on
Save Changes at the bottom of screen.
8. Navigate back to the same Google webpage described in step 3,
9. Put a check in the box next to the phrase "Forward Text Messages
to My Email" and that should already show your Textie email address
to the right of it.
Now, when someone sends a text message to my Google voice
number, it is forwarded to my Textie account on the iPhone with
full benefit of push notifications.
When I reply, I think it goes back to them as my Textie account,
which is fine with me and serves to populate their address book
with my Textie account.
The by product is that all of my voicemail notifications /
transcriptions sent to my Textie account, not my regular email
account. It doesn't appear to be possible to have text messages go
to a different email address than then SMS messages. Maybe someone
else can figure that out... Actually, I've found this by product