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Archive for November, 2008

Mashable.com: Open web awards – Voting now open

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

The Mashable.com open web awards offers a unique opportunity for the most accomplished websites and services to receive international recognition for their achievements.

During the recent nominations round, over 43,000 verified nominations were received. The hard working guys over at Mashable.com have now narrowed down the huge pool to the 10 most-nominated sites and services in each category.

fring is happy to announce we have made the top ten in the category “mobile applications”. A huge thank you to everyone who nominated fring during stage one. Stage two of the open web awards has just gone live.

Using the widget below, please cast a vote for your favorite mobile application ;-) Awards

The Crunchies 2008 Awards – Nominate your favorite app

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

fringsters the time has come to once again nominate your favorite mobile application for a prestigious award. Following the success of the 2007 Crunchies awards, nominations are now open for the 2008 awards.

“Readers are invited to nominate their favorite product or company in each of the fifteen award categories. Readers can vote once a day until nominations end Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Midnight PST.

Five finalists will be selected for each award category and popular voting will run from December 15 – January 5, 2009 Midnight PST. The winners will be announced live at the award ceremony on January 9 in San Francisco.”

Let the nominations begin.

Update: new version for 2.2 iPhone/iPod touch firmware

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008


We have just released a new version for iPhone and iPod touch. This version ( should fix the connection issues on the new 2.2 firmware.
Also on this version: French localization and bug fixes based on your feedback.

To get it, simply download the update from App Store.

And as always, we’d love to get your comments.

fringing ad trials

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Hey guys

fring now has millions of fringsters covering the globe and as we grow up we want to make sure that fring remains free to download, free to use for all of our fringsters forever!

So, in line with our biz strategy, we’re about to trial the new fring ads program.

We wanted to give you the heads-up, as you may soon see small clickable advertising banners in the fring chat window, beneath the chat itself. Clicking the ad will open your browser and take you to the advertiser’s site; you may even find extra special offers, cool promos & other nice surprises behind the click from time to time :-) And, more clicks mean happy advertisers; and happy advertisers mean more resources for us to develop cool new stuff for you to play with in fring!

We’re starting the ad trials with just a small number of randomly selected fringsters each day and we’ve worked hard to make sure that your fringing experience isn’t affected in any way, but as always, we’re really keen to hear your feedback.

The fring team

fring goes to the movies

Monday, November 17th, 2008

We love seeing all the videos that fringsters around the world create about their experiences with fring. So we’ve collected a few from around the web and created a special location to view, vote,comment, share ideas, give feedback and of course contribute new clips.

It’s all happening here so come over, take a look have your say or add your own.

BTW: To recognize your filmmaking talents, we’re doing a small ‘fring Oscars’ with some cool prizes to win in two different categories: Best Rated Clip, which is based on “ratings” given by you, through youTube (beginning Nov. 17 2008) & fring’s “Unofficial” Committee’s Favorite (basically the one that we at fring think is the coolest)…

The lucky winners will get a brand-new shiny iPod touch!

So go ahead and mail your fring video/link to: video@fring.com and…may the best fringster win!