Flixwagon Released: iPhone App brings Live Video Broadcasting to iPhone [Updated]

Back in June folks at Flixwagon had demonstrated the first ever live video broadcast from a jailbroken iPhone using their native app.

Ken from Flixwagon has just informed us that they have officially launched their iPhone app to the public.

You can checkout all the details of the native iPhone app after the jump.

Flixwagon, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based company has been developing a tool for live video broadcasting to the Web via smart phones. It had launched a free downloadable application for video broadcasting for the Symbian mobile operating system, used largely by Nokia smartphones such as the N95.

In fact it made the news when MTV became its biggest customer, by deploying 23 street reporters with Flixwagon-enabled phones to report on Super Tuesday.

You can choose to upload clips to a public or private page on Flixwagon
and also post the clips to YouTube, or send an announcement to your
Twitter account.

The impressive thing about the iPhone app is that Flixwagon developers have managed to bring live video broadcasting feature using iPhone’s non-video recording camera.

The alpha version of Flixwagon also includes the following features:

  • Express sign-up.
  • Edit video details on the fly.
  • Set sharing preferences directly from the iPhone.
  • Ability to set video quality settings.

The alpha version of the native iPhone app is currently available for iPhone users using jailbroken iPhone firmware 1.1.4 or older. Flixwagon plans to also release their native iPhone app for iPhone firmware 2.0 soon.

You can install it using the Installer app on your jailbroken iPhone. Launch
Installer app from your jailbroken iPhone’s home screen, go to the ‘Sources’ tab, tap ‘Edit’ on the top right, then
‘Add’ on the top left, type in the following URL:
http://m.flixwagon.com/iphone, and then tap “Done”. Then tap the
‘Install’ tab, find the new Flixwagon folder, and then follow the
installation instructions. Once you return to the home screen you’ll
see the new Flixwagon icon.

As Apple still does not support native video on the iPhone, Flixwagon had to take the jailbroken iPhone apps route to bring their app to iPhone users.

In related news, Flixwagon’s rival, Qik has also released their native iPhone application for iPhone to public (which we will write about soon).

Update (Aug 14, 2008):

I just received an update from Ken from Flixwagon that their iPhone app for jailbroken iPhone or iPhone 3G running firmware 2.0.1 is officially open to all iPhone users. This also means that their native iPhone app now works with all iPhone firmwares.

If you are planning to install it on your jailbroken iPhone or iPhone 3G running firmware 2.0.1 then check out the instructions below:

To install you’ll need an ‘opened’ iPhone with either Cydia or
Installer. Simply open Cydia or Installer, make sure all your versions
and resources are up-to-date, and then install Flixwagon from the
multimedia folder (under ‘Sections’ in Cydia, or ‘Categories’ in
Installer 4. You can also find it under the iSpazio directory).

As always don’t forget to let us know your feedback on Flixwagon’s iPhone app in the comments.

[via Flixwagon’s blog]

 

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