- Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Mark today’s date down as we’re now entering a new age in real-time, interactive mobile video. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know we’ve been talking about real-time, interactive mobile video for awhile:
Now that Apple has finally allowed real-time video streaming, this is going to fundamentally change how we view and interact with video socially, professionally, and so on. I’ll post a more in-depth blog post about this over the weekend, but with Ustream, Qik, and others now mobile, things are about to get very interesting…and exciting!
If you want more info on the Ustream Broadcaster app you can get it here.
If you don’t know what Festivus means, then you never watched Seinfeld…
- Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Rumors are starting to surface that AT&T is still planning to cripple video streaming on the upcoming iPhone 3G S. It’s sad enough that iPhone users are still without MMS (has anyone with an iPhone even bothered to go to viewmymessage.com to view an MMS??) so why can’t AT&T get their act together to at least let iPhone users in on the mobile video revolution. This article from Techcrunch has most of the details and it’s actually quite sad that this is even becoming a rumor. Qik and Ustream are set to be the Prime Time mobile real-time video players with both also offering web to mobile interactivity. It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of mobile interactive video here as most people in our office have Qik on their iPhones and have been using it quite a bit.
What’s depressing is how far behind the U.S. mobile market is relative to both the European and Asian mobile markets. As long as iPhone is tied exclusively to AT&T there’s not going to be much motivation for AT&T to get their act together. And that means most of us that are big proponents of mobile marketing and the mobile internet, are going to continue to be stuck in the mobile Dark Ages.