While at work yesterday, friend and co-worker Yuxing (Felix) Huang notified me that the Ustream Live Broadcaster iPhone app had been approved and was available for download. Naturally, we jumped on our phones and downloaded it straight away.
Once downloaded, I started it up, entered my Ustream deets, and started broadcasting, live to the world, from my phone.
This video is pretty long and boring. It was shot as a test. You’ve been warned.
It worked. Beautifully.
I know the app has been available for a while know for Jailbroken iPhones, but being a straight and narrow guy, my phone isn’t Jailbroken and thus I’ve never tried it. The app allows you to broadcast to your Ustream channel (at a resolution of 320×240), notify people that you’re broadcasting via Twitter and Facebook, and upload to Ustream, Facebook, and YouTube after you’re done shooting.
Also, Felix was able to shoot video with the app on his iPhone 3G, which we both found pretty interesting, seeing as though there are no other apps with Apple’s blessing that do so for the 3G. It was choppy (maybe 10 fps) but it worked.
The app also allows you to see the chatbox and poll the audience while streaming. I have no idea if all of this functionality was available in the version for Jailbroken phones or not, but it seems to be pretty feature-packed, all things considered.
The Ustream Live Broadcaster app is available (for free) on the iTunes App Store.