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Tonight I was over Rocky’s house and got a message that I could download the new Qik video streaming service to my cell phone. Cool, “let’s try it,” I said to myself.

It only took a minute to download and install.

Now there’s a “qik” icon in my applications folder. Click on it on my Nokia N95. A video window pops up, says “connected” and there’s a button called “stream.” I push that and this is the result. Rocky realizes that it truly is live, albeit with a five-second delay.

Holy s**t. I can stream live video to you now from anywhere at anytime. No longer do I need to wait for Kyte, Seesmic, or other services to upload videos.

I push that button and the live stream turns to a recorded video. Instantly.

Freaking amazing. Wait until I hook this sucker up with Twitter.

Imagine being at a conference, telling people “visit my Qik” and turning this on so they all could watch.

My world has just changed. Thanks Qik! Watch my page for some more videos coming later today.

The quality isn’t the best, but it’s watchable and that’s all we really need considering that video is coming to you over a cell phone connection.

Comments

  1. I have been using the comvu pocketcaster service on my n95 the same sort of gig really but I will check out this one.
    I get to run it over 3g here in the UK and even did one of our SL wimbledon press conference behind the scenes gigs with it.
    I tried doing one of those california style driving on the freeway things.
    The problem is, well this aint california. Usually the driving rain and stop star traffics does not make for a good shot ;-)
    It did seem to be having some problems when I just checked epredator.tv, but I am sure it will be back

  2. I have been using the comvu pocketcaster service on my n95 the same sort of gig really but I will check out this one.
    I get to run it over 3g here in the UK and even did one of our SL wimbledon press conference behind the scenes gigs with it.
    I tried doing one of those california style driving on the freeway things.
    The problem is, well this aint california. Usually the driving rain and stop star traffics does not make for a good shot ;-)
    It did seem to be having some problems when I just checked epredator.tv, but I am sure it will be back

  3. This has amazing implications for just-in-time learning as well. Dial up your guru, ask him/her to turn on the ol’ cell, and see how it’s done.

    Your resolution was enough that I could even make out the screens pretty well.

    World-changing indeed.

  4. This has amazing implications for just-in-time learning as well. Dial up your guru, ask him/her to turn on the ol’ cell, and see how it’s done.

    Your resolution was enough that I could even make out the screens pretty well.

    World-changing indeed.

  5. Can it use your wifi connection to send the video or does it have to send over 3g?

    Obviously wifi would be waaaay cheaper but I see no mention of it on the website.

  6. Can it use your wifi connection to send the video or does it have to send over 3g?

    Obviously wifi would be waaaay cheaper but I see no mention of it on the website.

  7. Video streaming from your phone QIK-ly, as in: instantly

    Is instant video streaming from your phone quick enough for you. Or should I say QIK enough? QIK is a small application for various Nokia phones that lets you use the phone’s camera and data connection to immediately stream content to the web. Robert …

  8. I’m not sure conference organizers would appreciate you shaing conference content with people that haven’t paid an entrance fee. Gotta believe this could be an issue.

  9. I’m not sure conference organizers would appreciate you shaing conference content with people that haven’t paid an entrance fee. Gotta believe this could be an issue.

  10. If qik.com is smart they would simply use the twitter api to build that functionality into their application, then those of us that carry two cell phones (pretty much just Scoble and his big head ;) ) could do it all form the same device. Plus, they need to include commenting on the web page for each video, or better just include one of the many universal comment application providers out there. That we could all comment on Scoble shooting video of wasted friends! (all in good jest, don’t eat anyones shorts!)

  11. If qik.com is smart they would simply use the twitter api to build that functionality into their application, then those of us that carry two cell phones (pretty much just Scoble and his big head ;) ) could do it all form the same device. Plus, they need to include commenting on the web page for each video, or better just include one of the many universal comment application providers out there. That we could all comment on Scoble shooting video of wasted friends! (all in good jest, don’t eat anyones shorts!)

  12. That was amazing Robert – chatting to you via Qik as you walked to the Apple store – mad! 11 p.m. here in UK and you were loud and clear though the person you were talking to was tinny as I said. Great fun!

  13. That was amazing Robert – chatting to you via Qik as you walked to the Apple store – mad! 11 p.m. here in UK and you were loud and clear though the person you were talking to was tinny as I said. Great fun!

  14. […] Here’s another. Tonight I was over Rocky’s house and got a message that I could download the new Qik video streaming service to my cell phone. Cool, “let’s try it,” I said to myself. It only took a minute to download and install. […]

  15. Take a look on this – it works perfect in Germany with all mobile operators. Do you need only a standard 3G phone and it works – call a number and press video call, that’s all! No software installation, no clients, no config – only call a number and let’s stream to your Facebook and MySpace account. Unfortunately it works in the first phase only in Germany/Europe. best regards Daniel

    http://de.blognation.com/2007/11/07/viif-launches-platform-for-mobile-video-sharing/

  16. Take a look on this – it works perfect in Germany with all mobile operators. Do you need only a standard 3G phone and it works – call a number and press video call, that’s all! No software installation, no clients, no config – only call a number and let’s stream to your Facebook and MySpace account. Unfortunately it works in the first phase only in Germany/Europe. best regards Daniel

    http://de.blognation.com/2007/11/07/viif-launches-platform-for-mobile-video-sharing/

  17. http://de.blognation.com/2007/11/07/viif-launches-platform-for-mobile-video-sharing/
    Take a look on this – it works perfect in Germany with all mobile operators. Do you need only a standard 3G phone and it works – call a number and press video call, that’s all! No software installation, no clients, no config – only call a number and let’s stream to your Facebook and MySpace account. Unfortunately it works in the first phase only in Germany/Europe. best regards Daniel

  18. http://de.blognation.com/2007/11/07/viif-launches-platform-for-mobile-video-sharing/
    Take a look on this – it works perfect in Germany with all mobile operators. Do you need only a standard 3G phone and it works – call a number and press video call, that’s all! No software installation, no clients, no config – only call a number and let’s stream to your Facebook and MySpace account. Unfortunately it works in the first phase only in Germany/Europe. best regards Daniel

  19. As you can imagine we have received an overwhelming number of requests for invitation to the Alpha release of Qik. Thank you! We are working through these requests and will be in touch soon.

    We are also working towards supporting other device platforms. If you’re interested in participating in an early release of Qik for these platforms – send us an email at support@qik.com along with the type of device that you are interested in.

  20. As you can imagine we have received an overwhelming number of requests for invitation to the Alpha release of Qik. Thank you! We are working through these requests and will be in touch soon.

    We are also working towards supporting other device platforms. If you’re interested in participating in an early release of Qik for these platforms – send us an email at support@qik.com along with the type of device that you are interested in.

  21. To address a few questions that came up in the comments thus far:
    – It works with 2G, EDGE, 3G, 3.5G and WiFi and adapts it streaming based on the type of connectivity
    – There are no limits on the file size or duration of the stream

    Feel free to contact support@qik.com for any questions you have.

  22. To address a few questions that came up in the comments thus far:
    – It works with 2G, EDGE, 3G, 3.5G and WiFi and adapts it streaming based on the type of connectivity
    – There are no limits on the file size or duration of the stream

    Feel free to contact support@qik.com for any questions you have.

  23. […] Robert Scobleは、携帯電話向けの動画ストリーミングである新サービス「Qik」について熱狂的なエントリを書いている。Kyte、Seesmic、Ustreamなどの各種サービスと、あいまいながら競合関係にあたるかもしれない。しかし、Kyteに最も近いものだろう。ユーザーは、Qik利用により携帯電話から3G/GPRS/Wi-fiを通じてライブ動画キャストを行える。 […]

  24. so, how long did it take to receive the invite once you signed up? Like others, I’ve impatiently signed up several times with no invite to date, and it’s been months! I want to put my new N95-4 8GB NAM to serious work! ;) Can anyone spread the love with an invite?

    feenin31 at hotmail

    Thanks,
    ~TC

  25. so, how long did it take to receive the invite once you signed up? Like others, I’ve impatiently signed up several times with no invite to date, and it’s been months! I want to put my new N95-4 8GB NAM to serious work! ;) Can anyone spread the love with an invite?

    feenin31 at hotmail

    Thanks,
    ~TC