That’s right. The two companies bringing live video streaming to mobile phones are going at it tooth and nail. With Flixwagon and Qik already having released iPhone-compatible clients allowing original iPhone users with jailbroken iPhone 1.xx OS installations to stream live video from their handset to the web, both companies are going after the newer iPhone 3G and iPhone 2.0/2.0.1 OS market.
Flixwagon’s iPhone 3G and iPhone 2.0 OS live-streaming application is good to go, and Qik wants you to know that they are now compatible with the iPhone 3G and the latest iPhone 2.0 and iPhone 2.0.1 OS’s. Both services claim to be the best in live video streaming, so it’s up to you to decide which service works best for you.
- If you have not already, you’ll need to sign up at http://qik.com/sign_up and receive an SMS from us to activate the application.
- Launch Cydia.
- Go to the “Sections” tab at the bottom and scroll down to “Multimedia.”
- Under Multimedia, you will find Qik. Tap on it then select “Install” at the top right, then in the same spot tap “Confirm.”
- Now you will see Qik get installed. You may hit the “Return to Cydia” button at the bottom or just quit Cydia when it is done installing.
- You’ll now notice a “Qik” icon on your home screen – Go ahead and launch it.
- As long as your initial signup SMS/text message is still in your inbox for the first launch, your account will be linked to your device.
- Make sure you have 3G service or are on WiFi (edge is not sufficient enough to stream video) before you begin broadcasting.
- Hit record and enjoy Qik!