Qik releases new update and announces 25,000 video chats daily

Qik has announced that more than 25,000 video chats are taking place each and every day through its servers. That's a lot of video chatting. In the same breath, they also announce the new version of their Android app with some improvements concerning connectivity and account activation. They have also disabled the automatic archiving of the video chats.

Personally, I haven't used Qik yet for any video chatting, preferring Fring (because I know people that use Skype and I don't know people who use Qik). How about the rest of you? Let us know in the comments how you feel about Qik, the new update, and if you're one of the over 25,000 daily chats. [via the Qik blog]

 
There are 17 comments

kuhawksr1 says:

Old story?

KrispyKrink says:

What update?

From the linked post "This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 3:01 am"

I think it would b fun to use once.....otherwise it would just b kinda pointless I think.....unless the other person makes funny faces

marko358 says:

Believe it or not but there are millions of business travelers out there that might want to see their spouse/kids while they're on the road.

c4v3man says:

I wish there was a third option of some sort. Like "I'd like to have it, but it's not a big deal" kinda thing.

It's not a defining feature or a requirement, but it'd be nice to have. I do hope it becomes standard on all smartphones (at least premium devices) sooner rather than later.

Nisty713 says:

I love video chatting, it was one of my reasons to get the, blow your mind Evo :D
I would use Qik for video chatting if it didn't require ppl to know your phone number.
When I used Fring, I hear excess noise & distortion when both of us were in empty rooms.
Does anyone know another app that will do video chatting using user id's, not phone numbers??

Ecoteric says:

The update about a week and a half ago?

ShortySk8n says:

Video chat will be driven by 2 things. All the people away from home that would like to feel a little closer. Which I doubt is a very big group. (I grant their are a lot. But enough to create a market?) The other is XXX. Video chat will start to replace Sexting. If we start seeing $ per minute video chat you know it's here to stay. Till then it's like the Beta VCR. Better then VHS & 1st to die.

I don't know anyone that has qik so this app is pointless to me but it is a nice feature to show off to kill those iPhone 4 show offs

Wheres the 3rd option. The "No, I don't want to see you but you do want to see me" ;-)

ihave quick and ffring but dont know anyone else with a evo to video chat with to try em out anyone wanna help me out?

l1ttl3z says:

I dont see much change in the update wich i think happenda couple of weeks ago.. As for me i like to video chat because i have friends that live in defferent states that i dont get to see all the time.. Since they dont have the Evo i cant really use Qik instead i use Fring wich i think is more convinient because i talk to people with all kinds of phones ofcourse they have to stand in front of a mirror or something because of the missing front camera.. lol

robh2 says:

I can use it but cant get it to work and QIK wont respond to my support request.

losmercedes says:

I like to use it every time I get drunk it is do much f*king fun. I have to try it. Oh and this post in old what'd up with that, they most really need some writers BAD. LOL

sjcdal says:

I dont really care about video chat...but I WOULD love to stream video from the REAR camera to share. Kind of a "this is EXACTLY what I am lookin' at" thing.

EeZeEpEe says:

You can do live video streaming with Qik. It was the main feature when it first came out.

My husband and I still can't get it to work Evo to Evo.