A few weeks back I wrote a blog that discusses how the iPhone 4 will change the way we communicate and how we do business. I posed the question as to whether or not the iPhone 4 will have a game changing effect and whether or not the iPhone 4 and all of its new features will create a new standard in the business world. I then went on to ask at what point it would become unheard of to be unable to have a phone that allowed you to have a face-to-face client meeting.
I could have been in the dark at the time, but when I wrote the blog, I only knew of FaceTime chat from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4, and only over WiFi (ew, thanks for nothing AT&T…). Cool if you have an iPhone 4, but lame for everyone else, and especially lame for everyone who wants to take advantage of the new features that are coming to the IT Mobility field. Well, not so fast. Recently, I found out about a little app called “Fring”. It’s free, and I downloaded it instantly (I have yet to use it, however), and it allows for video chat over 3G.
Aside from allowing you to update your social networking accounts, Fring will also allow users to make free calls, and free face-to-face calls to non iPhone 4 users that can support video chat. Maybe this app doesn’t sound as cool to you as it does to those of us in IT support, but I am really looking forward to it. Instead of just FaceTiming it up with my iPhone 4 buddies, I’ll be able to chat with the 5 people in the world who purchased the Evo 4G (probably a cool phone, but unfortunately, it won’t compete much with the sexy status symbol that Apple put out) and other Android phones. And if your phone doesn’t support video chat – it allows for one sided video chat. Say what? Sweet! So now, while chatting with my 3Gs equipped girlfriend, she’ll be able to gaze at my Adonis like features for the entirety of the conversation. She’s in for a treat!
In all honesty, this is awesome. Think of how apps like this and how other apps in the future will change business and communication as a whole. Groundbreaking move in the name of IT mobility…
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