Update: The test is now over. I think Jason saw it. I’ll have him leave a comment.
Today, I’m trying an experiment with the Nexus One. I hope it works.
At 9:15 AM (California time) I’m broadcasting live at qik.com/wysz (with location tracking!) using the Qik Android app while driving to work using Google Maps Navigation. I might also switch over to USTREAM to see how that works, so if I’m not broadcasting on one service, check the other. Some things that this will test:
T-Mobile’s 3G network
It will be interesting to see if the broadcast continues live for the entire commute. I think the Qik application will buffer and upload saved video if I lose the connection, creating a complete archive video, so I’ll have to rely on my live viewers to leave comments below letting me know if the live feed cut out at any point.
The Nexus One will be doing all of these things at the same time:
- Broadcasting live geocoded video using Qik or USTREAM
- Playing an MP3
- Providing turn-by-turn GPS navigation
- Running several background processes such as Swift (Twitter), Google Voice, and Gmail
Although the resolution and quality will be limited by the broadcasting applications, I’m hoping that the nice camera on the Nexus One is able to provide a clear image of the commute.
If you watched, let me know how it went in the comments.