August 14, 2009
Qik for the iPhone 3GS finally landed in the App Store yesterday evening. It's an app that is able to record video and share it with friends via a variety of services. It has actually been available to jailbreak users for quite some time, except the jailbreak version allows you to stream live video and upload it over 3G, something this "official" version sadly lacks. Qik is an easy to use app that allows you to instantly capture and share your moments in a myriad of ways. You can record video on your iPhone 3GS and then upload via Wi-Fi to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and qik.com. Videos that are uploaded to qik.com are automatically archived and can be shared from there via email and SMS, added to a website, automatically posted to blogs, or posted to other social sites like MySpace and Digg. According to Boy Genius Report, a 3G version of the app has been submitted to Apple, but the likelihood of it getting approved at this point is slim to none, unless that whole FCC investigation works out in our favor. Qik is available in the App Store for free. If you want the full, uncrippled version of the app you can always jailbreak your device and download it from Cydia.