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Fring Releases iPad App with Group Video Calling

After teasing a brand new iPhone version of its mobile app with support for fullscreen video calling and dynamic video quality and then releasing it in the App Store for free back in April, fring today announced the availability of its first official iPad app, which takes advantage of the device’s bigger screen to lay out a larger and taller contact list, as well as visualize participants in a group video call in a wider UI.

As usual, fring is completely free and cross-platform, which means you’ll be able to call from your iPad on WiFi or 3G to other fring users running iOS or Android devices. Text chat is enabled as well, with a split interface that allows you to quickly switch between your buddy list and what a contact is saying. An activity log button in the upper left corner gives you access to your previous activities on fring and chats. The fringOut system has been integrated to call mobile and landline phones using fring’s low rates (you can buy credit on iTunes with in-app purchases), but perhaps the most intriguing addition is the possibility of dragging & dropping new contacts onto a video calling session, as also seen in the app’s promo video. The new app works with the iPad’s cameras in both orientations, and can display multiple video calls on screen simultaneously.

You can download fring for iPad here. Check out the video below.

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