Developers, start working on improving your keyword choices and (potentially annoying) plans to get five-star user reviews since Apple has been fiddling with the App Store's method for sorting applications over the past two weeks. With an adjusted algorithm in-tow, the App Store no longer emphasizes application names in the order it lists aps. Instead, the more finely-tuned search system has been placing its sorting weight on user ratings, keywords, and app descriptions.
Now that Apple has lifted restrictions on 3G VoIP calls, Fringland has just released a 3G-enabled version of Fring for iPhone [App Store, Free]. The new application works just as it did before, only now you can perform voice and video calls over cellular data networks in addition to Wi-Fi. And yes, Skype calls go through using Fring over 3G as well.
Fing isn't the only one jumping onto the 3G VoIP bandwagon. iCall has also announced that iCall Free VoIP [App Store, Free] now works over 3G as well. For those who don't know, iCall allows you to transfer any incoming call to VoIP for free for pay, allowing you to save your minutes. Check out their website for more info.
With Apple's pockets bulging with cash and rumblings of an impending end to the recession, 'tis the season for companies like Apple to do their holiday shopping for smaller companies to gobble up. One unnamed source says the next one on Apples list is VoIP company iCall in a deal valuing between $50-60 million.