From the uncontrollable allure of the game to the stylish vector styled graphics, NeoDefender 2 is an all-in-all good time-killing experience. It’s intense, it’s exciting, and it involves a whole lot of shooting. With only one survival game mode, NeoDefender 2 is a simple shmup derived, asteroids-esque game from iPhone
Macworld Expo starts this week and iPhone Alley will be there to cover everything there is to see! We'll be posting most of the good stuff to the site (under the MW2010 tag), but for those who want even more coverage, we'll be tweeting throughout the week and streaming live video via Qik. If you're coming out to the expo, give us a shout in the comments or on Twitter!
Our pals at Qik have announced that their video recording app, Qik VideoCamera [App Store, $0.99], now records video at 15 frames per second on the iPhone and iPhone 3GS. As far as we know, this is the first app to allow this high of frame rate on non-3GS iPhone's. We haven't had a chance to check out the quality, but we're guessing that it's decent if not good. Remember, these guys have been playing with video on the iPhone for a long time.
Additionally, Qik VideoCamera also sports some effects like black & white, "red effect," and "Avatar movie mode" which lets you turn your friends into blue aliens. Yeah, it's gimmicky, but the point is that you can record at 15fps. If you're on a non-3GS, Qik VideoCamera might be a good choice.
On Thursday, software developer Qik's live-streaming iPhone application, Qik Live [App Store, Free], was released in the App Store. The application allows users to stream video from their iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS to the Web over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. Other features include the ability to edit video details like privacy, title, tags and chat settings. The app also includes one-touch sharing options which allow users to send the video to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Qik Live requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later to install and run.
Following the announcement of the Ustream streaming video application being approved for the App Store, Qik has announced that they have submitted their Qik streaming client to Apple for approval. Much like the Ustream app, the Qik client would allow users to stream live video from their iPhone's camera directly to their Qik page online.
A TV reporter by the name of Jeremy Jojola in Albuquerque, New Mexico recently attempted to use a jailbroken iPhone running the full version of the Qik live streaming app to broadcast a news story on-site for KOB-TV. The audio and video quality obviously aren't as great as you would get with the standard TV gear, but it got the job done and demonstrates the usefulness of being able to live stream on your iPhone. Video after the break.
An update to the Qik iPhone application has been released to the App Store that removes the restriction to WiFi only for uploading video. When it was first released, it allowed users to upload to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Qik, but only over a WiFi network. Now the app has been updated to allow uploading to take place over 3G and EDGE data networks as well. It still can't stream video, but the restriction's removal is a good start.
After nearly a year of underground development, Qik has released their first app to the App Store. For those unfamiliar with the company, Qik allows you to stream live video from a mobile phone to Qik's website. Viewers of the live stream can send messages to the streamer which then appear on his or her iPhone, allowing an interactive experience on both ends. Unfortunately due to restrictions by Apple (or more likely AT&T), Qik for iPhone only allows you to upload videos from your camera roll to Qik's website over Wi-Fi. An update is on its way to allow uploading over 3G. Available now for free, Qik for iPhone [App Store] only works with the iPhone 3G S (for obvious reasons). Thanks to Ben for the tip!
Flash video support on the iPhone can be a real pain, especially when you want to watch someone's video on a site like Qik.Thankfully they have heard out frustration and have launched a mobile version of their website with QuickTime-formatted videos that can be watched from the Mobile Safari browser.
Digg co-founder and Apple rumor-monger Kevin Rose has recently released a video demonstrating Qik running on a "jailed" iPhone. The video shows some of the vast improvements Qik has made to their iPhone client over the past couple of weeks in terms of UI and core functionality. In addition to the application's improvements, Qik has also managed to get the beta version of their app out to testers without requiring them to jailbreak their iPhones. Below is Rose's video of the application in action: