QIK, a new website still in it’s alpha stage, has open invitations for people to use their brilliant new web application that you install on your cellphone and will allow you to stream live video from your phone to the world via the Internet.
I think this is going to be big. I’ve tried it out already and works well, if only a little delayed and subject to the quality of the video on your cellphone, but that is to be expected. However, even taking that into account it’s still pretty decent.
I was thinking I’m going to live stream the turn of the New Year. Though I doubt anyone will watch it live, it will still be recorded and available to watch after it’s streamed, so you can check it out afterwards.
Currently the cellphones that are supported are Nokia S60 phones: N71, N73, N75, N76, N77, N80, N91, N92, N93, N93i, N95, E50, E51, E61i, E65, E70m E90 Communicator, 3250, 5500, 5700 Xpress Music, 6110 Navigator, 6120 Classic, 6121 Classic, and 6290.
There’s also other features, like the ability to make your streams private and, I thought this was pretty neat, streaming video from Qik to Twitter. 🙂
Like I said earlier this application is still in it’s alpha stage, and only open upon invitation, but if you want to try it out you can go to the Qik website, signup and enter your cellphone number, you will receive an SMS with a link to verify your request. Once you click the link from the SMS and confirm your request Qik will evaluate your request and get back to you.
Pretty cool 🙂