iPhone/iPod (4th gen): Live streaming video service Qik has updated their offerings on Apple devices to include video chat and “video mail”. So if Skype and FaceTime weren’t enough, you’ve now got a third venue — owned by Skype, oddly.
What’s the pitch for using Qik over another video chat? For one, you can still implement Qik’s live streaming services by sending out a live Twitter or Facebook link as you stream or chat. You can also record videos for other Qik-connected friends to view later in their stream, or send videos as a kind of voicemail to users.
Qik is currently offered as a $3.99 “Plus” version, but they’re supposedly releasing a free version too, without HD recording and with more basic editing tools. Tell us how Qik works for you, especially as compared to Skype or FaceTime, in the comments.
Qik Video Connect PLUS [iTunes App Store]