A mobile phone social network and communications platform has enabled its members to stream video footage they record with their handsets direct to a website. Next2Friends has launched its ‘Live' application that streams footage recorded on all Symbian S60 devices, with Windows Mobile and the iPhone set to follow, to their website in less than a second. It means friends, family and even strangers can view your video footage as it happens, though you can determine who sees what. Videos can also be viewed from other mobile devices as well as on a PC or Mac.
The ‘Live' application is the latest service to be unveiled by Next2Friends and joins ‘Ask', ‘Snap Up' and ‘Tag & Meet'. ‘Ask' allows you to gain the opinions of other users by posting pictures on the site with a question. For example, take a picture of a laptop you were thinking of buying, post it along with a question as to whether to buy it or not and wait for the response from other members. The ‘Snap Up' feature is similar to that of the ‘Live' application only it is photos you upload rather than video.
Finally the ‘Tag & Meet' application enables members to set up a profile detailing their likes and dislikes before opening up their profile to the general public via Bluetooth. If you are then in close proximity to someone who shares the same interests then Next2Friends will either alert you via your handset or the next time you log onto your account.
Next2Friends is free to join and once signed up members can chat in real time, email, including video clips, blog, set up profiles and build and form networks. To sign up to Next2Friends visit www.Next2Friends.com.