Google Admits to Using Undocumented iPhone APIs in Google Mobile

We knew this already, but it’s a little weird to see a Google spokesperson flatly admit it (rather than no-commenting) to CNet. On the other hand, they deny Erica Sadun’s charge that Google Mobile links to private frameworks (rather than the lesser infraction of using undocumented methods in public frameworks, which is what I wrote about).

I’m quite certain there are many apps in the App Store that are using undocumented APIs. Google Mobile is not alone in this regard. But I wonder if Apple would look the other way if it were Joe Developer, rather than Google, telling CNet that his app uses undocumented APIs for its flagship feature.

β˜… Wednesday, 26 November 2008

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