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.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008