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Looxcie Develops Bluetooth-free Live Video Streaming App for iOS, Android

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August 30, 2012

Looxcie Develops Bluetooth-free Live Video Streaming App for iOS, Android

By Jacqueline Lee
Contributing Writer

Looxcie has brought its video-making abilities to iOS or Android (News - Alert) phones. You can still use your Looxcie Bluetooth Camera to stream video, or you can just use your phone when you download LooxcieLive from iTunes or GooglePlay.

With LooxcieLive, you can share what you are seeing with friends and family over 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi connections. In-app texting and voice chat allow them to interact with you as events unfold.

Users can choose public broadcasts, through which everyone in the Looxcie community can watch live-streaming video, or private broadcasts that are limited to one or more friends. The app sends push notifications whenever friends are broadcasting a video, and Facebook (News - Alert) sign-in immediate connects your Looxcie broadcast with your Facebook account.

The new LooxcieLive app update brings 480p resolution at a speed of 15 frames per second to your smartphone camera. You can choose to accept or to play calls in midstream. The app automatically optimized video quality so that your video is of the highest quality. The app can access both the front and rear cameras of your smartphone.

You’ll need an Android 2.1 or later OS or iOS 5 or later to unlock Looxcie’s capabilities. Of course, if you still want to use the Bluetooth Video Camera, you can use LooxcieCam and LooxcieMoments to upload your streams to Facebook, Twitter (News - Alert), YouTube or your e-mail account.

“Looxcie has created an ecosystem by developing a complete, end-to-end experience from device to apps to servers and back again so that we are extending the reach of sharing and trial to a much broader audience,” said Romulus Periera, CEO of Looxcie.

“With LooxcieLive supporting the front and back camera on a smartphone,” he added, “and by expanding video sharing to Facebook, we have created a way to make live video streaming and viewing easier and more engaging for anyone with a smartphone.”

If friends cannot watch a live broadcast, then the stream is stored in the cloud so that friends can easily access it later.

“Looxcie’s mission is to make it easy for people to share their life through video,” Pereira concluded.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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