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Group Video Calling Between Android, iOS Devices and Symbian – It Can Be Done, Here’s How

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Perhaps in an ideal world we would all have the same smartphone, it would certainly make a number of options easier to use but there are plenty of apps that work across devices to enable you to communicate as if you were on the same device and even in the same country.

There are a growing number of apps that allow video calling between platforms, mostly that’s iOS to Android but there is one app that goes a whole lot further. Find out which one that is below and why it is so good…

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Fring

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One thing in particular that we love about Fring is that not only can you use it to video call between iOS and Android device but it also works well on selected Symbian smartphones, such as the Nokia N8 and Nokia E7.

There’s another thing that sets this app apart from the competition, it is the only app in its class that allows group video calls with up to 4 people.

And how could we forget, it also offer VoIP – that’s the facility to call any other phone number, ie the user does not have Fring, for less.

iPad

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Fring has just been made available on the iPad and the the fring iPad Group Video chat experience is wrapped in a fun, intuitive, natural gesture- navigation where users drag & drop friends into Group Video chat, move their video chat stream & seamlessly augment video chat with parallel communication like tandem text chatting.

“fring is empowering tablet users to unleash the power of their 9.7 inch screens beyond movie watching and gaming to rich, fun personal video communication,” says Avi Shechter, CEO and Co-founder of fring. “With Group Video on the iPad, we are changing face to face video chat. Users will now be able to video socialize on big screen tablets enjoying seeing their friends wherever they are- as they commute, sunbathe at the beach or wait for coffee at a café.”

In addition to free Group Video chat, fring enables users to make free two-way video chat, voice calls and live chat with friends on Android, iPhone/iPod touch & Nokia Smartphones.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

5 replies on “Group Video Calling Between Android, iOS Devices and Symbian – It Can Be Done, Here’s How”

Anyone out there have experience in using Fring vs. Skype? How does the video quality compare?

The video quality with Skype is good, there’s no question. Skype ‘only’ offers iOS to Android transmission at the moment not Symbian as well and they’re still working on their group chat, so in all Fring is probably the better one to use atm.

Could Fring be used for making video calls between Android and Symbian smartphones?Thanks in advance!

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