TwitCasting Live is a Free App to let you stream live video and twitter tweets (or Faceboook posts) simultaneously from your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
I first came across this app when @IsaanLife tweeted a link to watch a live webcast from the area where he lives. This is obviously not new technology, but as fast 3G and WiFi is becoming more widespread, it is something worth revisiting. To watch, you can either follow the link that you see people tweet for “twitcasting” or install the free TwitCasting Viewer. That is what you can see on the left hand side. The advantage of the viewer is that you can set it up to send you a push notification whenever someone you subscribe to starts doing a live webcast. If you are logged in with twitter, you can also take part in the conversation and see what other people are saying.
The second app is TwitCasting Live and this one is also free. All you have to do is log in with you twitter or Facebook account. You then get a screen like the one on the right. This is the view from my front door. You get the choice between using the back camera or front camera. When ready, click on “go live”. You then have the option to send out a twitter message. If people missed a webcast, they can get a replay on twitcasting.tv – you can also embed the player on your website. It all seems very interesting and I might test it out the next time that I go on a trip. Though, of course, it depends a lot on what the internet connection is like.