I was lulled into sweet gameplay just the other day as soon as I opened up Warner Bros highly anticipated game which was ported from many consoles: Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4. If you’re familiar with the Harry Potter series (I mean, who isn’t?), you know his life is full
Back in August 2008, Qik announced that they had begun publicly beta testing their Qik streaming application for the iPhone. It worked well, but never showed up on the App Store due to submission restrictions. Now, nearly a year later, TechCrunch is reporting that Ustream's streaming app has finally been approved for the iPhone. The Ustream Live Broadcaster [App Store] lets you stream live video to Ustream over 3G/WiFi using the iPhone 3G & 3GS.
Many of you will remember that Steve Jobs allegedly approved the first live video streaming app last week. And while Knocking Live Video [App Store] allows users to stream live to another iPhone, Ustream is the first to allow true broadcast-style streaming.
When UStream announced last week that they were planning to stream today's presidential inauguration ceremony live on their iPhone application for viewing UStream streams, we were a little skeptical that their app would get through Apple's notoriously and unpredictably lengthy approval process in time. When we saw that yesterday, the day before it was to take place, the app still hadn't been approved, we were... very skeptical. Now, however, literally just in time, the app has been made available for download.
Tomorrow, U.S. President Elect Barak Obama is set to be sworn in as President, and a handful of iPhone apps are hoping to be part of your Obama experience. Change (US Politics) (not to be confused with the Change app) iPhone app from Appible, LLC, released last week, lets you vote on your disapproval or approval of his administration's policies on various issues (which you can change as your opinion changes), as well as view other people's votes on a 3D globe, view news for each issue from Yahoo News, and post comments on them to Twitter (adds the #changeapp hashtag to each post).
Today Ustream's co-founder John Ham announced that Ustream.TV is coming to the iPhone! The application, once available, will allow anyone to watch a live broadcast from Ustream anywhere they have an internet connection. Additionally, you'll also be able to participate in a particular video's chat room for the full Ustream experience. The app has been submitted to the App Store and is currently in a private beta until it's been approved. Read on for a video of the app.
Last week it was discovered by MobileCrunch that UStream is working on creating a mobile video streaming service to compete with Qik, but no word about what devices would be supported was available at the time. Now they have received photographic evidence that they are making a competing client for the iPhone as well.
Since we were able to convince the specialist at our Apple Store to leave one of our iPhones totally sealed for home unboxing (yea, you can do that), we'll be doing a live unboxing at 5PM Central Time. We plan to do a thorough, ceremonious unboxing & activation. Once everything is up and running, we'll take requests via our live chat. Ask us to show off some apps, GPS, whatever. We're hoping that the iTunes servers will be a little more relaxed by then so everything goes well. You can find the stream and chat below. See you soon!