Wouldn’t it be cool to stream videos on your favorite social network in real time? For a long time now, we have dreamed of having the ability to do this on our smartphones. The dream is now reality. If you have an iPhone 3G S, iPhone 4, or the iPad, this is now possible. You can now make use of Qik Video Connect for the iOS operating system.
What is Qik? This company specializes in videos for mobile devices. It was acquired by Skype, and launched the said app for the operating system for Apple. This app allows you to constantly stay connected with family and friends via video messaging, video calling, social video feeds, and video sharing.
We have made use of video calling and video messaging at one point or another. For those of you who haven’t, a video call allows you to actually see who you are taking to and see every facial expression. It’s just like talking to someone in person. Video messages are simply messages that you record and send them as an email.
With social video feeds, your friends and family will always know where you are. They get to follow closely in a video what you are doing, what you are up to, or what you are about to do. This way, they will always be in the know.
In video sharing, you first post a link on either Twitter or Facebook. As you record a video, everyone on your friend’s list can see everything unfold as you record. Everything is witnessed in real time. It’s like broadcasting your own personal reality show.
There are actually two versions of Qik Video connect on iTunes. The first version is free. You get all the basic features, which were mentioned above. The other version can be purchased for just $2.99. The second version may not be for free, but you get additional features like HD support, video editing, and real time effects. Both apps will allow you to chat via Wi-Fi or 3G network.