fring mashes up users’ social circles

fring has announced the launch of a new version of its award winning social community and communication service that combines each contact’s separate online social communities into one, manageable profile on the users’ mobile phone.

fring enables users to talk and chat with their internet instant message buddies on Skype, GTalk and more. They can also experience their favourite online communities like Facebook, Twitter and last.fm, among other internet services, from one integrated, searchable fring contact list.

The new fring version combines a user’s multiple IM contacts into one dynamic profile, which shows each friend’s current availability at a quick glance and enables interaction, all directly from this combined mobile profile.

Avi Shechter, co-founder and CEO of fring explained: “Our fring users typically manage several separate, online social circles on their phones and the internet. We’ve created a solution that keeps the users in the centre of their various social worlds, with one rich, dynamic profile for each contact which enables users to see when/where their friends are available, at a glance, and facilitates easy social community experiences from one simple mobile phone interface.”

fring also now offers hints to alert users when a friend from their regular phone book or internet community contacts is also a fringster so they can add them easily to their fring friend list.

The new version is currently available for Symbian users; Windows Mobile & iPhone support coming soon.