Facetime vs fring


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Facetime
FaceTime is a video calling software application and related protocol developed by Apple for supported mobile devices running the iOS, in addition to Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.6.6 and higher. FaceTime is supported on any iOS device with a forward-facing camera. Facetime alternatives for business are GoToMeeting, Skype for Business.
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fring
fring is a peer-to-peer mobile service enabling live chat, audio and video calls from mobile phones. fring technology is a Mobile VoIP based internet telephony service
Comparing Facetime vs fring is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Facetime has better video than fring



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Facetime has more user-friendly interface than fring because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Facetime is more popular than fring

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- iMessage and FaceTime get two-factor authentication (in 2015)
- Skype vs Fring on iPad (in 2011)
- Fring is going crazy: group video calls for iPhone and Android (in 2011)
- Skype blocks Fring (in 2010)
- Fring strikes back (at Apple Facetime) (in 2010)
- It's official: Mobile Video Calls is the next big thing: Skype vs Facetime (in 2010)
- Fring Trials Ads On Free Mobile Chat/VoIP Application (in 2008)
- Fring VOIP and chat client goes mainstream (in 2008)
- Get Your Nokia VoIP on with Fring (in 2008)
- fring Enriches Mobile IM Client with fringAdd-ons (in 2008)

Looks like fring was recently more active than Facetime (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Facetime and fring meet head to head:

2010 - Fring strikes back (at Apple Facetime)



Fring was the first video chat application on the iPhone. However, without frontal camera, it was not very helpful. But together with the front camera on iPhone, Apple introduced  it's own video chat program Facetime, that supported two-way video calls and immediately replaced Fring. Now Fring strikes back. Today, the strartup has launched the new iPhone app, which also supports two-way video calls, and in addition, has two major advantages over Facetime. First, it works via 3G (and Facetime - only via Wi-Fi), and second, it allows iPhone users to communicate with those who use Android and Nokia S40 smartphones, that run Fring (and Facetime supports video calls only between iPhones). However, the benefits of Facetime - are simplicity and iPhone native integration (to start a video call - you don't need to launch third-party program), and higher video quality.