ustream.tv iphone app, live broadcasting from your iphone to ustream

Guess what showed up in cydia today; ustream.tv iPhone app that let’s you live stream from your iPhone to ustream.tv . To my knowledge this is ustream’s 2nd iPhone app. The 1st iPhone app is in apple’s iTunes app store that let’s you watch ustream’s live video streams over wifi and this one allows you to broadcast. This also adds to the list of live video stream jailbroken apps as ustream.tv joins Qik, flixwagon and liveCliq to enable a feature that many people thank should be native when you buy your iPhone.

When you first launch the app it ask for your login information, after that you can configure your channel, pick the video quality and have the app send a tweet when you go live.

Here are a few screenshots from the app.

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Giving a Whrrl of a try: another location based app

Have you heard of Whrrl? It’s another location based iPhone social networking app. I installed it sometime ago but have only used it a few times. But aparently Whrrl is a big winner in some areas because if my memory serves me correctly, I think I read that Whrrl has a contract with a HBO tv series for online/ TV mashup. Also I think Whrrl was listed as a top 10 app on one of the major tech blogs as an app/site to keep an eye on…. http://Whrrl.com

What I like about Whrrl is the app is fast on finding my position but unless it’s a user error I can’t post any custom places like I can with Loopt or Brightkite, something I don’t like.

Also I think the only way to add friends is from the website something that loopt just 1 up everyone this week with it’s mix network.

Still I think Whrrl is a nice app, it does have a lot of pre-listed locations to say this is where you are but I don’t see a lot of people using the app at this time or it could be just my friends don’t use it.

Are you using Whrrl?

Loopt upgrades and adds some mix

Yesterday Loopt upgraded their iPhone app to make it more social by adding a feature called Mix. When the Loopt iPhone app was first announced I was excited about it along with others but after it came out and I had a chance to test it out, Loopt was a big fail for me. Mainly because I couldn’t find other users and I didn’t want to SMS spam my address book asking them to join.

But now with the optional mix feature I can see other Loopt users and ask them to be friends and see what they’re up to and reviews of their past locations.

Loopt also added a group feature that I need to look into. The first group I see is the techcrunch one.

Already I’ve added a few one new local Loopt friend who I was already a friend with on Twitter, Chris Daniel.

I would say that if you don’t want to be found turn off the mix because if I see you I’m going to text you.

Loopt also has a feature to send tweets to Twitter & update your facebook also with it’s facebook app. A rss feed is coming soon.

Are you going to use the mix service? Do you like the update?

I’m still waiting for Brightkite to come out with it’s location based app and then the location based iPhone app battle will begin.

See the screenshots below of the new Loopt.

New and old blogging plus twitter iPhone apps to choose from

New iPhone apps are poping up everyday most of them seem to be games and useless but for us geeks and bloggers fear not a few new apps have shown up for us also.

Hear are a few of the new ones:
1. iBlogger
2. Blogpress
3. Twitfire for you Twitter fanboys

I have not setup iBlogger of Blogpress yet but from the reviews both look great supporting wordpress, blogger & etc. One of them has a feature to post inline or wrap text around photos which would be cool and a feature I can’t do right now with this wordpress for iPhone app.

I posted a tweet this morning to twitter using @twitfire , I like the app and really love the feature to insert a URL in a tweet but it needs a show my replies & DMs option for me to really use it. Thanks to @appvee on Twitter for the find.

And old favorite made it on to apple’s app store this week, twitxr. Twitxr was real big for twitter users who wanted a way to post photos on Twitter. Twitxr did it before Utterz now utterli & Brightkite was launched. Twitxr still has a growing community and their iPhone app was always one of the best in usibility.

Another new or updated app that has changed it’s name is now mobile fotos, a Flickr iPhone app. I think it was mobile Flickr, either way it’s a great app that uses the iPhone’s gps to find flickr photos of people near by. It reminds me of twinkle but for Flickr photos.

Ok that’s it for now and I’ll try to post more often, I think the next post is going to be about podcaster & dtunes other ways to get music & podcast on your iPhone besides the app store & iTunes.

Screenshots below

Live streaming from my iphone

So I click on cydia to see if there are any updates for us jailbroken 2.0 iPhone users and what do you know. The qik video live streaming app is there ready to download.

A few screenshots below, I know this is not breakingnews but it’s new for me.

Now if only there was a copy and paste feature or an auto embed to wordpress.com from Qik for certain videos then I would be all set.