On Wednesday, Qik released version 0.3.02 of its video streaming app for the iPhone which now supports both the iPhone 2.0 software and iPhone 3G. Using the new version, iPhone 3G users can stream live video over a 3G network, as the app now works with both WiFi or 3G. Additionally, the new version has a few new exciting features. Alongside more video options, you can now tweet your stream on demand, make a stream private, mute your mic, and hide the chat window. Visiting the Qik booth at New Media Expo, I was able to get a demo of the app from Qik themselves. The app has been vastly improved since the version I played with a couple months ago. It still has the well deserved "beta" designation, but it's definitely worth looking at.
A while back, Qik announced that they had begun private beta testing of their live streaming app for the iPhone. The app worked for the most part in its beta form, although it was only available to a select few (we had a chance to play with it). Thankfully, Qik has just announced that the application will be released to the public via Installer.app, with one fairly significant caveat. Although we'll be getting Installer for iPhone 2.0, the Qik app isn't ready for 2.0, which means it only works on phones loaded with 1.1.4.
As Thursday comes to an end, the guys from iPhone Alley are heading down to the local Apple Store to wait in line for the iPhone 3G. Thanks to the fantastic folks at Qik, we'll be streaming much of our experience live over the web. You'll be able to watch and interact with us as we lose our minds waiting in line, buy our iPhones, and touch them for the first time. We're also going to try our best to drill the Apple employees with questions about the activation and setup process. We may even get some video of it going down. So hit the jump to see our live stream. We'll jump on around 5:30 CST to waive goodbye before we hop into the car. At around 7PM, we'll start streaming from the Apple Store in Deer Park, IL. Come chat!
Kevin Rose is back again, but this time it's not with a prediction or rumor. He recently sat down with the CEO of Qik, the popular service that lets you stream live video from your mobile phone to the internet, and it's official: Qik will be coming to the iPhone. A video demo of it running on the device has been created, which you can view after the break.