Qik is an awesome cross-platform app that lets you share what’s going on in your life with friends, family, or the whole world, as it happens, right from your mobile phone.
Put simply, Qik (pronounced “quick”) is a video streaming app and corresponding service that lets you record what’s going on around you, stream it live to your Qik account, and allow others to see what’s going on in real-time. Additionally, live videos are also archived, so they’re available to play back later. Your privacy concerns have been taken into consideration, too. You can specify what people can and cannot view your videos.
As cool as that it, Qik just took things to the next level. This “special” version of the Qik app comes standard on all Sprint EVO 4G phones, taking advantage of the EVO’s dual cameras and 4G capability to make and receive video calls and leave videomail as easily as you can leave voicemail.
If you don’t have a Sprint EVO 4G, you’re in luck! Today Qik released an update to the Market version of the app for all non-EVO users! This version includes lots of cool features, including Video Mail and My Videos. According to their blog “For now, you’ll need to get the Sprint HTC EVO 4G to take advantage of Video Chat.”
These new features aren’t going to be free forever, but as part of their EVO launch, they’re offering “Qikkers on Android” the full set of Premium features through July 15th, 2010 — after that the price will be US$5/month.
If you’re like me, some things just have to be seen to get the full flavor. Here’s Qik’s video showing off some of the new features. Check out Brandon’s video coverage over here.