Last year Bambuser was still in its infancy when we tested it back in May and we still thought it rocked. The Swedish based team has just updated their Android based app with a new interface complete with new features. The update is aimed at handsets running Android Gingerbread, 2.3, allowing owners to utilize both the front facing and rear facing cameras.
The updated app has improved video compression which although didn’t hinder performance before results in smoother delivery of live video on newer handsets like the Nexus S. Users can stream live video to friends or anonymously over the Bambuser Network, you can even embed the service on Facebook. It’s proving to be a popular way to share experiences, especially now the kinks have been ironed out.
Recently the service has been used in Libya by people wanting to get their messages out to loved ones oversees, sadly the government cut internet ties last month which stopped Libyans communicating over the internet, including using Bambuser. Other recent uses include live coverage of the shocking Tsunami in Japan and in a happier use at London Fashion Week. Whatever the use it’s plain to see that live video streaming is growing in popularity which is why advancements in Bambuser’s Android and iOS apps is very good news indeed.
Do you use Bambuser and if so how have you used it?