The Israeli start up “Fring” brings social life into your smart phones; it combines Skype, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo, ICQ, SIP, AIM and Twitter into one piece of software and allows you to be connected to your friends, all the time.
Fring support the Skype VOIP technology so the user can use his PDA\Smart Device even if it has no SIM. For example, the iPod Touch can now become an almost iPhone, when it is near a hotspot.
While supporting Windows Mobile and Nokia’s Symbian OS, Fring was one of the first software that were available also for iPhone, today however, the social networking software’s battlefield is much more crowded and the user can now choose between Nimbuzz, Parlingo, Beejive and many more software that combines different social networks.
Fring was established in 2006 and its office is in Tel-Aviv, two months ago, Fring has won the Emerging MobileMonday Community Award.
This post was contributed by Morad Stern, a usability Expert who loves web, gadgets and tech. He also writes theUsability Blog. (Hebrew)