Provider of software platforms for mobile social and video applications, Vringo Inc., has joined forces with Mobango app store, one of the largest independent app stores. Together they have brought out Facetones app, for the latter’s app store. Called Vringo’s Facetones app, the app, is compatible with Facebook, and brings out a slideshow of images, among other social content, whenever the user receives or makes a phone call. It does so by taking in content like images from the user's Facebook account, and then creates a video-based slideshow of images. Facebook Mobango users will be able to avail this app's ad-supported version at www.mobango.com.
Facetones app in action
Vringo claims that it aims to use the popularity of social networking platforms to aid a better mobile experience. It added that in the future, too, it would look at taking this experience to other social media networks and photo sites. According to Badri Sanjeevi, COO at Mobango, “Vringo’s Facetones service provides an innovative way for users to experience mobile social connections. Playing a unique auto-generated slideshow of a friend’s latest pictures on Facebook when a user makes or receives calls is a great way to harness the best of mobile social technology. We believe the Facetones application will be well-received by Mobango’s global user-base.”