In a blog post yesterday, Fring announced that they’re working on bringing a new feature to Android and iOS devices that would enable group video chat. We are familiar with using video chat on Fring, and it does provide some competition to other video calling services like Skype and Apple’s FaceTime. Moreover, video chat using Fring is free and the quality isn’t bad either.
At present the developers are giving this amazing application some final touches and hence this is currently in beta stage. The idea of being able to video chat with more than one person at a time is pretty cool isn’t it? Fring would be the first to get this feature to smartphones running on Android and the iPhone. iPhone’s FaceTime may need to go to the development sector for some new features, because Fring Group Video Call would certainly affect it.
Fring intends to bring this group video call feature to its users for free and will soon be up for grabs at respective application stores for both Android and iOS. Fring Group Video calling will let you talk to up to 4 members at a time, with video feed from each user shown by dividing the screen in 4 parts. At present, one can join in on the development of this app and opt-in as a real-time tester by filling out a form here. All the slots for iPhone testing has been taken, but if you’re an Android user you can fill in the form and submit it for some awesome group video call experience. Others don’t have to wait that long, because the final version will soon be out!! Till then enjoy the sneak peak of the application below.
The Fring video call service is certainly more practical than Apple’s FaceTime as you can use this feature via 3G too!! Let’s wait and watch how the Group Video Chat experience will be.
What are your thoughts on this new and exciting feature that will hit online stores soon?
[ Source: Fring Blog ]
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