As recently announced by Apple, the new iPhone 3.0 software update has a great new feature- Push Notification. The Notification was created so dynamic applications such as fring, can keep running in the background even when you’re not logged on.
What does it do? When you log out of fring, it keeps you in “online” status so your buddies can contact you, and you can choose whether to respond to an alert notifying you that someone is trying to chat, call, send you files, etc.
How does it work? Whenever someone calls/chats you, you’ll receive a beep sound, as well as a pop-up window, telling you that your friend is trying to contact you. Once you click on that pop-up window, it’ll log you back into fring and take you straight to the relevant window.
How do you register? Push Notification is enabled by Apple itself; once you download the new version, you’ll be asked whether you’d like to enable this option for fring, click ‘enable‘ and you’re ready to go.
If you choose to temporarily disable this option you can simply click on ‘more‘ and then on ‘go offline‘; so once you log out of fring, Push Notification will be disabled, until next time you log in.
So go get the new version now and let us know what you think!
Note: If you’re using a prior firmware version (such as the 2.2) you can still use the ‘always on’ add on, released a few months ago.