Ustream + Backgrounder = Live Streaming Apps

UstreamOk, so today I was at Sports Clips getting my son’s hair cut and Buffalo Wild Wings next door has wifi so I decided to test out the Ustream app some more. I wanted to tweet about it so I used backgrounder to keep Ustream running in the background while I tweeted. What I found out later when I got home to watch the video is if you combine Ustream with Backgrounder it streams your springboard along with any app that’s running. Unfortunately it only streams the top half to two thirds of your screen. Check out the videos below:

Ustream Live Broadcaster App Approved

Available In: App Store       Price: Free  

UstreamApple has finally approved the live streaming app by Previously there was an app for viewing live streams and an app for recording video and uploading it later but not live streaming. This is huge and will most likely lead to the approval of Qik for the iPhone too. Previously these types of apps were only available by jailbreaking your iPhone. With the recent approval of the video streaming app, Knocking Live Video, supposedly directly approved by Steve Jobs himself after initial denial, we will most likely see all of these types of apps approved.

The Ustream application is very nice. It allows you to see live chat from your viewers, create a poll and have viewers vote live on the video and you can see the results, you can automatically have it upload the video to YouTube or Facebook when you’re done, and you can have it tweet when you’re streaming live. I tested it over wifi and here’s the results:

Ustream Broadcaster
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