fring has released an update of its popular iPhone chat service, allowing iOS 4 users to make two-way video calls. The new version also adds multitasking, meaning you can keep the app open in the background and get notifications of when your buddies come online.
Other enhancements include a new Social Stream, which lets you view Twitter feeds and status updates from Facebook in a neat chronological list view. You can even use fring to post an update to Facebook and Twitter simultaneously. Version 18.104.22.168 of fring makes improvements to the address book too, allowing you to manage your buddy list more effectively, including the ability to merge contacts.
If you haven’t tried fring yet, I recommend you check it out as it offers a neat way to assimilate your contacts from Skype, Facebook, MSN, Google Talk, and the like. You can instantly who is online regardless of which social network you’re friends with them on, then chat via IM, make free calls, or perform video calls.
Read my full review of the latest version of fring here.