The AppStore has been making some significant strides as far as being more accepting of apps and communicating more effectively with iPhone developers. Now that the AppStore condones live video-streaming apps like Ustream‘s Live Broadcaster, it’s only a matter of time before we see more of the same from other companies with hooks in the live-streaming market. Apps, for example, like Qik’s iPhone app. The company has announced on their blog that they’ve submitted their updated Qik for iPhone app, complete with live-streaming functionality, to Apple for AppStore approval.
Qik has been making a name for itself as one of the premier live video broadcasting service for smartphones like the Nokia N95. Unfortunately, the iPhone version of the app didn’t allow for live broadcasting – it’s currently limited to recording video and pushing the finished snippet to Qik’s website. That will all change once the updated Qik for iPhone app goes live.
The ball is now in Apple’s court. Let’s see how long it takes them to approve the new Qik app. For now, only jailbroken iPhones can stream live video to the web.