We’ve been big fans of Televolution’s PhoneGnome for quite a long time now. It’s an affordable and easy to use VoIP product/service that packs a wallop when it comes to functionality.
When we started working on RingFree, we knew we wanted the first release of our product to work with PhoneGnome. So we contacted David Beckemeyer, told him of our plans, and he opened up development hooks into PhoneGnome that allowed us to seamlessly integrate the two.
We were, understandably, quite happy with the result. And so was David, who asked to license the RingFree interface for use with PhoneGnome.
The result is that RingFree’s initial release supports PhoneGnome right off the bat; and now PhoneGnome is using our interface to provide the iPhone service directly.
If you’re a PhoneGnome user and want to use the service on the iPhone, you now have two choices: use RingFree’s web app at https://rf.com, or use PhoneGnome’s web app at http://m.phonegnome.com/iphone. The two look a bit different, but when using PhoneGnome, the functionalities are identical.
Expect similar licensing arrangements with other great VoIP services in the near future.