Monday, December 8, 2008

Skype runs on the iPhone.

In my previous post:

If I can somehow get Skype voice to work native on an iPhone (a long shot)

Silly me. It's already been done:

I have not tried it but it appears to be exactly what I was looking for, a program that runs Skype voice (not just instant messaging) in native mode on an iPhone without dialing out through the old phone network. Cool.

The best part is that Apple sanctions it so no jailbreak is needed to install it on Apple's iPhone. Supposedly it can be downloaded from the Apple App Store but I cannot find it there.

I wondered how this conformed to the exclusive deal between Apple and AT&T.

Offical Fring app for iPhone and iPod Touch limted to WiFi for VOIP due to Contractual Agreement with Apple

That's exactly what I wanted, to use Skype via WiFi. Very cool.

Now my concern is: how does make money? Maybe they hook lots of users and then introduce a cost. Maybe they introduce a premium version later on.

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