Qik enables camera phone users to stream live video to the web with very little delay—usually no more than two seconds. Along with streaming, Qik creates an archive and can optionally post to other web sites.
The list of supported phones has yet to list iPhone. That may be about to change.
A few minutes ago I got to do my first Qik live from my iPhone. No, it is not jailbroken or anything like that. I don’t even want to think about going down that road with my primary phone. Just can’t be without it. A friend of a friend hooked me up with a sneak preview of what is coming.
Camera phones may have already brought an end to the old saying, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” and they’re changing the world in many other ways. Plenty of folks are using Qik to share family moments, broadcast parties and other events or even cover live news, instantly broadcasting live to the web on sites YouTube, Seesmic, livestream.com and Twitter. Qik also has a chat feature so the live audience can comment on everything as it happens.
The Google Goats even made a recent appearance! Whether for fun or business, Qik adds a useful, new tool to camera phones, adding new possiblities and dimensions to communication.