By now, you already know that Fring no longer supports skype. Â Personally I have no use for another “all your chat ids here” app – which is what Fring is when you remove video chat. Â They still have video chat, but only Fring to Fring. Â If they would add gtalk video chat or yahoo video chat – I would be happy again…
A quick recap of what happened – Fring created a version of their app for the iPhone 4. Â iPhone 4 users downloaded it by the thousands because they were tired of hearing how worthless facetime is. Â Facetime is great but only works with other iPhone 4 users (just like QIK is only good with other EVO users)… making it worthless! Â iPhone gang overwhelm the Fring servers trying to video chat with their Skype friends so Fring removes Skype “temporarily” while they fix their server issues.
In the meantime – Skype decides that they want to own the video chat market on mobile phones and send Fring a notice to not re-enable Skype access. Â Fring can no longer connect to skype users and we are left with no video chat feature worth showing off (unless you just want to “Fring” with your iPhone / Evo friends).
Skype may give us a client by the end of the year – but for now, we have nothing… all thanks to the overwhelming traffic created by the iPhone 4. Â Thanks Steve Jobs – blocking apps from the iTune market isn’t enough, huh… you have now managed to remove an app from the android market!