If you’ve been with us awhile, you know we’re pretty huge fans of Qik. Qik is simply a video broadcasting app for mobile devices. The video is sent from the iPhone to Qik.com where it can then be embedded into anyone’s website. It has been running on jailbroken iPhones for over a year but the want to be legit. Qik has been submitting like crazy to the App Store only to be turned away time after time. Digg founder, Kevin Rose stated it would be accepted last year but unfortunately it got turned down.
Now that the iPhone has a video API as well as some more CPU power under the hood, Qik is going to try to submit again. Although we’re optimistic, we wouldn’t bet on it getting accepted.
There are a few reasons why. Some artificial, some real. First and foremost, Qik is funded by Elevation Partners, the same investment company with former Apple Execs Jon Rubinstein and Fred Anderson that are running Palm.
Also, AT&T is certainly wary of any app that uses any of their craptastic bandwidth. Qik is a single stream so it isn’t anything more than uploading a Youtube Video – you know the same Youtube that experienced four times the video uploads the week the iPhone 3GS got released.
Also, we hate to say it but Apple may be working on something like this and might not want competition in this field.
As the video above states, the new version of Qik will have new features like using Stereo Bluetooth audio input and other cool tools. Even if Apple denies this app again, you know where to find it.