I was in
Israel back in April, I also had the chance to
meet the fring folks at
their HQ and while fring didn't unveiled anything at that time,
Neal Fullman, PR director fring made clear
that fring wants to be and is more then just another mobile phone (and Windows
Mobile) optimized VoIP
and chat application but it's about mobility and content in general. And
now, fring made it real and opened its opened-up the fring platform by
introducing the "fringAPI".
fring is making it available for free, to any developer who wants to create new
mobile applications or offer their own web services to the fring community.
Gil Regev, Online Marketing Coordinator fring underlined: "We're very excited
about this, as with the fringAPI we are adding mobile applications by welcoming
in an entire world of talented developers (they only need a working knowledge of
basic server-side language such as PHP, JSP, ASPX etc and XML). These mobile
applications will bring users a richer experience and, potentially, an unlimited
selection of mobile games, services, communities and more."
All newly developed applications will be available as fringAdd-ons, accessed
free of charge, from the fring Catalog, inside the regular mobile application.
Developers can get started today by logging into the fring Developers Section,
the catalog is to go live sometimes in July 2008.