Fring vs. Nimbuzz

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  1. Fodd1337

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    Tuesday, July 21, 2009
    Fring vs. Nimbuzz


    Fring Developer Description:
    Fring is a mobile internet community and communication service that allows friends to connect, share experiences and enhance their communities (Skype, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, Yahoo, AIM) together, using you iPhone's & ipod internet capability.

    Share experiences and stay connected with friends in real time using all your favorite online communication tools and communities- enjoy voice calls (VoIP) over WiFi, stay connected with your online world with instant messaging from anywhere using Fring multiple connection (3G, WiFi, GPRS, Edge) & launch new experiences directly from your contact list.

    Fring & 3G iPhone and Ipod - your friends, mobile

    FEATURES

    -VoIP Calls over WiFi
    -Instant Messaging
    -Integrated dynamic contact list with real time contact avalibility
    -SIP integration
    -Multiple Connection types
    -Push notification support for fring, Skype, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, Yahoo, AIM communities

    Category: Social Networking
    Released Oct 01, 20008
    Version: 1.2.0.8 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)
    2.2 MB

    Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
    Requires iPhone OS 2.0 or later

    Rated 4+

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    My Review:
    When you open up the app, the first thing you see is your contacts... the app automatically imports your IM contacts but the rest to the list is your Address Book contacts, but the good thing is that it puts all of your IM contacts on the top of the list. Simply select the contact you wish to call or chat and your done. When you are using this app you can tell it is fairly new and still has a lot of bugs. On example is the twitter integration. It lists twitter as one contact, it does not upload your twitter contacts. And it is missing some of the biggest social networking networks in the world, Facebook and Myspace.

    Last Words:
    This app has AMAZING potential, but until then, it is VERY buggy.

    Final Verdict:
    20/100

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    Nimbuzz Developer Discription:
    Nimbuzz is the universal instant messenging application for your iPhone and iPod Touch.

    -Skype
    -Yahoo! Messenger
    -AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)
    -Google Talk
    -Windows Live Messenger (MSN)
    -Facebook
    -MySpace
    -ICQ
    -Gadu-Gadu
    -studiVZ
    -Giovani
    -Hyves, and more.

    Free calls to your friends on Nimbuzz, Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger (MSN), and Google Talk - via VoIP over WiFi

    Cheap calls to international mobile phones and landlines using: SkypeOut, Vyke, Gizmo5, Sipgate, A1 and more, or with your own VoIP account - over WiFi

    Stay Online - receive notifications of new chats, voicemails, messages, and files even if Nimbuzz is closed

    Landscape-mode chat with wide keyboard for easy typing.

    Join Mobile Freedom! Create your Nimbuzz account to connect to all networks at once.

    For up-to-date info go to: http://blog.nimbuzz.com and http://twitter.com/nimbuzz

    SUPPORTS
    -Push notifications
    -iPhone OS 3.0 and before
    -3G, 2.5G, 2G, WiFi, EDGE, GPRS network connections.
    -SIP and VoIP calling.
    -SMS, MMS, voice messaging, text messaging, file sharing, picture messaging, location sharing.
    -Display pictures, emoticons, personal messaging.

    NEW
    Nimbuzz for your Mac! Available for free at www.nimbuzz.com

    Category: Social Networking
    Released Nov 20, 2008
    Version: 1.3.0 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)

    Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
    Requires iPhone OS 2.0 or later

    Rated 4+

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    My review:
    This app is amazing, I wish someone could combine Nimbuzz and fring, because that would be the ultimate app. Nimbuzz does the same thing as fring but has no bugs at all and it supports Facebook and Myspace. When you first open the app you will be asked to log in, which is a bit of a hassle but you can set it to remember you so you can bypass that. When the app loads you are brought to you contacts list (like fring), but unlike fring, this time your phone contacts are not listed (YES!). Chatting someone is a simple as click the name, click chat, and type... WITH LANDSCAPE KEYBOARD! Nimbuzz also has location support for some chats like Google Talk. Now time for the cons, if you love Skype like I do, you are going to be disappointed. Instead of showing you the different chats, it shows you the chats by induvidual person.

    Example:
    Instead of...

    Billy: Hey what's up?
    Max: Nothin much... how bout you
    Billy: Same
    Carley: Hey Guys!
    Max: Hey Carley
    Billy: Sup

    It will look like this...

    Billy: Hey what's up?
    Billy: Same
    Billy: Sup

    And on a different page

    Max: Nothin much... how bout you
    Max: Hey Carley

    And on another page!

    Carley: Hey Guys!

    So you can probably see how this would be a hassle... you can only chat with one person at a time. Another con is that you can only be logged in for 30 mins after logging out, unlike fring which kept you logged in forever, so this makes the push notifications kind of pointless.

    Last Words:
    Nimbuzz is a great app and with a few more tweaks it will be perfect

    Final Verdict:
    80/100

    Link to the Nimbuzz website: http://www.nimbuzz.com/

    Link to the app store: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=297574648&mt=8

    Nimbuzz is (c) 2008, 2009 Nimbuzz B.V.
  2. studangerous

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    too much text, not enough eye candy (screenshots etc.)
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    I'd remove that link advertising your blog (Which is what happens when you click the image) missy.
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    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Thank Tes, did it for them. My server blocking images so didn't see that one...

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