updated 09:30 am EST, Wed December 9, 2009
Requires iPhone 3GS
Video site Ustream has launched Live Broadcaster, a third free application for the iPhone. Whereas earlier titles have only been capable of viewing or recording video, the new app generates live streams, said to be a first for the iPhone. Feeds operate over both 3G and Wi-Fi; alternately, users can record video and upload it later.
Recorded clips can be shared with sites beyond Ustream including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. During a live stream, users can send out Twitter notifications and/or GPS positioning, while also monitoring chat, viewer count and simple yes/no polls. Resolution can be adjusted as necessary.
The app requires iPhone 3.1 firmware, and either an iPhone 3G or 3GS. Video recording is typically only possible on a 3GS.