Last.fm module in fring is just one of many cool features

fringlogoI posted the news on Last.fm integration into fring yesterday and downloaded and tried it out myself on both the E71 and Nokia N85. I was actually surprised by how well Last.fm is integrated into fring and how much functionality is provided. As you can see in my video below you can search for an artist and then listen to music. You have the ability to play or pause the music, skip to the next song, mark the song (love it or ban it), and see what your friends are listening too. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet went as far as adding friends on Last.fm so I could test and show this capability out. I’ll try to add friends soon and start using it more.

In addition to the Last.fm integration, you can use fring to update your Facebook status and manage your Facebook account. This is also a great feature since I have yet to find a S60 Facebook application. The Facebook module lets you update your status, view friends, add friends, view and respond to requests and pokes, view your Facebook photos, message, groups, and events. I don’t see a way to upload photos from within this module, but you can always do it through Shozu.

One thing I haven’t figure out with fring is how to turn off the automatic Twitter updates and notifications. When I am listening to music on Last.fm I get annoying Twitter update sounds and closing this module doesn’t turn off notifications. I’ve been looking around and can’t figure out how to turn it off so if you know, then please feel free to leave a comment here. I suppose I could completely turn off the Twitter module, but I don’t want that either.

I have to say with the Twitter, Facebook, Last.fm, Google Talk, and Skype integration I may be using fring a whole lot more now.

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3 Comments to Last.fm module in fring is just one of many cool features

jtio
January 28, 2009

Did you try the facebook app that is in the download folder? I think it is more of a web app than a true S60 app but it works pretty good.

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saad
March 5, 2009

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