Popular mobile IM and VOIP service Fring just launched an Application Programming Interface that could bring some awesome new applications to mobile phones around the world. Fring offers peer to peer mobile VOIP and allows users to chat, call, and transfer files from mobile to PC or mobile to mobile, completely free of charge, using the mobile devices’ Wi-Fi connection.
The Fring API offers developers the ability to build Fring add-ons, with access to the core Fring services like talk, chat, presence, and file transfer. At launch the API is only available for Symbian S60 9.2 phones and there are no working examples of apps yet. The platform should expand and a catalog of applications open by the end of July.
Roy Timor-Rousso, fring’s Product Marketing VP pointed out that currently the company is not focusing on earning revenue, but rather on building the fring community and brand. According to fring, they have experienced phenomenal growth since their launch in January 2007 with users in more than 200 countries, growing at more than 100,000 new users each month. fring is available on more than 600 mobile phones and devices, such as Symbian Series 60, Sony Ericsson UIQ, Windows Mobile 5 & 6 and the iPhone.
fring is currently integrated with Skype, AIM, Twitter, Google Talk, SIP and more, and is working on a Facebook application that will be coming out soon.
Gil Regev, Online Marketing Coordinator fring underlined: “We’re very excited about this, as with the fringAPI we are adding mobile applications by welcoming in an entire world of talented developers (they only need a working knowledge of basic server-side language such as PHP, JSP, ASPX etc and XML). These mobile applications will bring users a richer experience and, potentially, an unlimited selection of mobile games, services, communities and more.”
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