Knocking Live shows what a front-facing-iPhone camera could do

Knocking Live Video‘s co-founder, Brian Meehan, was the one who convinced Steve Jobs to approve streaming video apps. That opened the door for a bunch of streaming video apps. This is a cool app that you can use to video with your family and they have a ton of things coming out. Does Steve Jobs have something like this up his sleeve for the next iPhone? I bet he does.

Here I meet him and get his story but also get a look at their latest video chat app that lets you do live video conversations on your iPhone or iPad or, now, your Android phone.

Also, check out how fast it’s being downloaded! This is a third-wave app, they are growing faster than Twitter or Foursquare and got to a million users faster than either of those. Wild growth.

Oh, and stick around to the end of the video to hear their experiences with Rackspace hosting.

Are you using Knocking? Why not?

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Robert Scoble

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Comments

  1. This is what I really want to have for my iPhone. I really wish Steve Jobs do have something up in his sleeve for the next iPhone. There are lots of things that the Iphone should have and this streaming video app is one example.

  2. Just read their terms and conditions. I actually went and downloaded their app when I saw this but there's no way I'm using it now. Anything you “knock” is from then on their intellectual property and they can do whatever they want with it including showing others. Privacy nightmare.

    “BY TRANSMITTING CONTENT VIA THE POINTY HEADS SERVICE AND WEBSITE AND/OR BY CREATING OR MAKING AVAILABLE KNOCKING CONTENT, YOU AGREE TO GRANT, AND THEREBY GRANT, TO POINTY HEADS A NONEXCLUSIVE, PERPETUAL, TRANSFERABLE, SUBLICENSABLE, ROYALTY-FREE, IRREVOCABLE, WORLDWIDE LICENSE TO REPRODUCE, MAKE DERIVATIVE WORKS OF, DISTRIBUTE, HAVE DISTRIBUTED, TRANSMIT, COPY, PUBLICLY DISPLAY AND PERFORM, AND OTHERWISE USE SUCH KNOCKING CONTENT FOR ANY PURPOSE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION BY MAKING THAT KNOCKING CONTENT AVAILABLE FOR ACCESS, USE AND DOWNLOADING BY THIRD PARTIES (INCLUDING FOR A FEE) OR BY INCORPORATING ALL OR PART OF THAT KNOCKING CONTENT, MODIFIED OR OTHERWISE, INTO MARKETING MATERIALS, REGARDLESS OF TYPE OR TIME OF USE. YOU HEREBY APPOINT POINTY HEADS YOU ATTORNEY IN FACT TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO EFFECT THIS LICENSE. THIS POWER IS COUPLED WITH AN INTEREST AND IS THEREFORE IRREVOCABLE. YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY CLAIM BASED ON MORAL RIGHTS, IF ANY, IN ANY KNOCKING CONTENT THAT YOU MAKE AVAILABLE VIA OR ON THE KNOCKING SERVICE AND WEBSITE, OR ANY PORTION OF SUCH KNOCKING CONTENT”

  3. David,

    Keep in mind that Knocking Live doesn't record anything. It functions as a “here and gone” live video stream. I think you are letting your imagination get the best of you if you are picturing a bunch of nosy guys hunched over, watching a wall of video screens, and wringing their hands together menacingly. That's just not happening and everyone is not out to steal your cheese. I say relax a little and enjoy the fact that now you can share video live between two phones thanks to these guys.

  4. Guest,

    The problem is that they can if they want, and their ridiculous privacy policy lets them:

    “YOU AGREE TO GRANT… POINTY HEADS A … LICENSE TO REPRODUCE, MAKE DERIVATIVE WORKS OF, DISTRIBUTE, HAVE DISTRIBUTED, TRANSMIT, COPY, PUBLICLY DISPLAY AND PERFORM, AND OTHERWISE USE SUCH KNOCKING CONTENT FOR ANY PURPOSE”

    How do you know they aren't watching or recording things? I believe they probably aren't, but that's not the point.