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Qik blog update for 6/12/10
Update on Qik Video for Sprint HTC EVO 4G
June 12th, 2010 by Allyson
We wanted to provide an update on the latest status of our new Qik Video app for the Sprint HTC EVO 4G. During the past week we have been completely heads down to make sure that we get the app into your hands and are glad that ”Qik for HTC EVO 4G” (version 3.51) is available in the Android Market. We encourage all HTC EVO 4G users interested in Qik’s Video Chat and Video Mail capabilities to download the latest version and give us your feedback.
Qik is bringing great innovation to mobile video by allowing users to connect with friends and family by video from almost anywhere. This implies working across all network conditions (Mobile, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE) which vary significantly. We’ve heard you loud and clear the past week on the following issues and are working to address them by next week:
Removing the SMS verification challenges
To be able to video chat with others in the address book, one step is to make sure that your phone number is verified. Further, in a number of cases, we wake up the client on the other side using SMS. What we are finding is that often people have blocked receiving SMS from short-codes. We are now taking steps to work around this issue so that you don’t have to go through the SMS verification process.
Better performance in low bandwidth conditions
We are working to optimize our application to adjust for the variability of the wireless networks. Occasionally we experience some hiccups when the network speeds fluctuate below a certain threshold.
If you are experiencing any issues, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, we will post news of updates here, as well as in the near future will automatically deliver these updates whenever you open the Qik Video app on your mobile phone.