Mobile Live Streaming Video With Qik
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Until today I strongly believed that mobile phones with included cameras were nothing more but one of those gadgets with features that nobody really needs. What made me change my mind? Well I still think that if you want to take some pictures the mobile phone is a "no-go" but when it comes to streaming live various events... things become pretty interesting and Qik is the online service to help you do that!
"Don't just send a picture. Share the experience." says the front page of the Qik website and I think this explains a lot about the whole idea. If that's not enough you also have the excellent movie about Roy. Who's Roy? A guy who can't go with his girlfriend to buy some clothes but helps her remotely to choose the right stuff. How? You gotta see the movie!
Unfortunately I didn't get a free Qik account and the reason is not my laziness or lack of time it's simply my phone - the little bastard doesn't have a camera! Anyway it was a pleasure to enjoy videos shot by regular people in the most unprofessional way of various events because I think this is what video sharing should be all about!
For now the list of supported phones looks pretty long especially when it comes to Nokia phones (no surprises here). To be honest I wasn't expected to see all three models from Apple supported but they are while the crowd of models remaining in that list include the ASUS P320 a bunch of HTC phones the Samsung Omnia virtually the entire N series from Nokia but also cheaper models like the 3250 a few Sony Ericsson models and so on.
Yesterday Qik was named as one of the top 10 apps on BlackBerry by LAPTOP Magazine so I am sure the future is looking bright for this online service especially since it's free for everyone and I am sure iPhone users will simply love it!
Oh yeah - did I mention you can sign in using your Facebook or Twitter credentials? I guess I didn't... and this is only the top of the iceberg I am sure of it but since I don't want to turn this tip into a spoiler I'll stop here. Enjoy Qik and may all the moments you share with it be happy ones!