Applications provide you with the possibility of broadcasting information from your location to anywhere around the world. It can be of utmost importance if you are witnessing an important event, strike etc and you want the world to know about it at the earliest. Yeah you are right these apps do fuel that journalism spark in you. Now let’s take a look at some of these apps.
Ustream is an extremely useful app when it comes to watching live video or broadcasting live video from your phone. The app supports 720p broadcasting, though currently this feature is available for a limited smartphones but they plan to extend compatibility to a wider range of smartphones soon.
The app has over 5,000,000 downloads with 17,000 giving it a 5 star rating.the app also offers the facility of interacting with the viewers via poll or chat in a semi -transparent window. The interface is quite neat with the recent and live now tabs. A very good feature of Ustream is the list of upcoming events which can be directly streamed. You do not need to attend the event to stream the feed.
Veetle is another free app that lets you watch and broadcast live video from your smartphone. You can view the latest videos in the veetle community. The interface is a bit dull if you compare it with Ustream. The app has more than 1,000,000 downloads and an average user rating of 4.1.
A very good feature is the share button which let’s you share your live feed on social networking sites as Youtube and twitter. You can log in via your Facebook account. Enabling the GPS lets you display your location along with the live feed.
A very small app that lets you watch, broadcast and connect with livecasters form all around the globe. TwitCasting Live offers a very well integrated interface where you can broadcast live and comment in the same window. The app does not require any registration, you can log in with your twitter/ Facebook credentials. The app has currently has close to 1,000,000 downloads.
The app supports 6 languages namely English, Japanese, Portuguese, Thai, Spanish, Korean and Chinese Traditional. The feature of tweeting with live video is what makes it worth downloading.
Livestream is the premium app to watch live events and broadcast live from your smartphone. You can follow your friends, celebs, musicians, brands, events and more and get notified when they go live. You can log in via your facebook account but you still have to create a password for it.
Livestream lets you broadcast live over 3G, 4G and wi-fi and adjusts the stream quality over fluctuating network. Chatting with viewers while streaming is a normal feature in this genre of apps. Livestream has close to 1,000,000 downloads and an average rating of 4.2 which is why the app is downloadable.
Bambuser is a free app that is used to broadcast live video over 3G or Wi-Fi. You can log in via facebook account but you still have to register at babuser.com. The app gives you to broadcast video in various resolutions. It also allows geo-tagging and sharing your broadcast via social networking websites.
The app has an average rating of 4.4 which is commendable. Bambuser does not have the facility to view other live feeds like other apps do, so this is a negative on the app’s part. The app though has an integrated dashboard which allows you to manage your account. The app works only in the landscape mode so this is also a bit of restriction for the users.
These apps can be very useful if you are an avid livecaster and garner fun in doing so. These apps give you the flexibility to broadcast live and also share it via various social networking platforms be it twitter, youtube or facebook. Among other apps you could also try Justin.tv with similar broadcasting features.