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Livestreaming From Qik and Flixwagon Comes to the iPhone

It’s no secret that the iPhone lacks video recording capabilities, which has served as a huge roadblock for companies and services that would like to introduce services that take advantage of video capabilities. For users that love to livestream or lifestream from their iPhones this is also a huge drawback. Well worry no more iPhone heads because Qik and Flixwagon have both introduced their livestreaming apps to jailbroken iPhones!

We’d like to warn all of our readers that jailbreaking your iPhone is not illegal, however it does void your warranty with Apple.

Qik Announces iPhone 2.0 Support

Today on the Qik Blog, Qik announced support for jailbroken iPhones running the 2.0 iPhone OS firmware. According to their post, users can expect regular updates to come through the pipeline as the days wear on. While the settings for Qik are minimal and unsatisfying at the moment, the interface for the Qik app is awesome. Unlike the Qik app for the Motorola Q, you cannot set tittles and descriptions via the Qik app on the iPhone.

Qik developers recommend using 3G or WIFI when livestreaming from the Qik app. Unfortunately, EDGE is just too slow.

Flixwagon Launches on the iPhone

While Flixwagon’s registration and setup is a lot easier than Qik’s, I’m not a fan of the interface. Where Qik takes advantage of the iPhone’s entire screen estate, Flixwagon ops for a square box. After doing a quick test of the app, video quality is pretty decent and certainly on par with video quality from my Motorola Q9c on Qik.You can also edit titles and descriptions directly from the app.

Start Livestreaming From Your iPhone

We’d like to warn all of our readers that jailbreaking your iPhone is not illegal, however it does void your warranty with Apple.

To get Qik and Flixwagon on your jailbroken iPhone you first need to jailbreak your iPhone. Their are two programs available for jailbreaking your iPhone:
Head to the respective websites for further directions on jailbreaking your iPhone. Once you’ve jailbroken your iPhone, head to the Cydia app on your Springboard. Here is where you can find a ton of programs including the Qik and Flixwagon apps. Hit the ‘install’ button in the top right hand corner, confirm, and you’re all set! You should now see both apps on the Springboard of your iPhone. Enjoy!

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