Fring, the app that managed to bring somewhat awkward video-calling to previous iPhones, has updated to provide proper video-calling over 3G for the iPhone 4.
Apple’s FaceTime app for the iPhone has one huge advantage over every other video-calling app: it is built in to every iPhone 4. Any other application requires not just you, the nerd of the family, to download it, but the person on the other end, too. And trust me, they won’t.
If your friends are all geeks, though, then Fring is worth a shot: It not only allows two-way video chat over 3G, it also supports Skype and now, with iOS4, it will listen for incoming calls in the background. It also plays nice with Fring on other platforms, so you can make video calls to Android and S60 phones, too.
Somewhat oddly, Fring also adds a social media stream in the form of Facebook and Twitter updates, but its the 3G video-calling that is the killer app here – if you can convince your Mom to install it (and go through the mind-bogglingly frustrating sign-up process).
Fring gets one thing dead right, though: it’s free. Available now.
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Fuente: Gadget Lab