All the hub-bub yesterday on Twitter was Google’s release of the Android SDK 1.5 Preview, aka Cupcake. Of course, the one feature that I’m waiting for a developer to build upon is the video recording api. Either Seesmic, Qik, Stickam, YouTube, KyteTV, or Ustream should seriously look at building an Android application cause I would use it in a heartbeat! Last year was the year of Nokia and video streaming apps but this year will be Android-based devices with that functionality courtsey of the Cupcake SDK. Stickam this week did come out with a Java-based app on Android but only for viewing purposes so hopefully this new api will lead them in the right direction in their product plans. What do you think? Here are a few questions to start a conversation:
- Are video streaming mobile apps what consumers are looking for?
- Is there enough market for them?
- How much would you pay for a video streaming app?
- What is the business model for video streaming companies? Add based on the web site or is their ads within the mobile app for viewing their content?
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For more information on the latest Android SDK release here are a few blogs that I recommend you read. If you have any others post a comment below as well.
- Ed Burnette’s blog on ZDNet
- Code Android – (Singapore Android User Group)
- The Official Android Developers Blog Post