If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know I don’t beat around the bush. I say things straight, and that’s most likely the reason why you love (or hate) me.

Today, I want to talk about how useless of an application I think Ustream is. On the paper, it looks great. Live TV on your iPhone from anywhere you have an internet connection, whether it is wifi, Edge, or 3G. But when you actually look at the live streams available, you realize that there is nothing worth wasting 2 minutes of your time.

To Ustream’s defense, I have to admit that the technology behind it is great but that’s all there is to it. Why is Ustream getting so much buzz? Simply because Michael Arrington talked about it on TechCrunch a few days ago. And when something is on TechCrunch, you can bet that every blog is going to talk about it as well within minutes.

I installed Ustream out of curiosity, played around with it, looked at parts of the inauguration (it was actually cool that Ustream had this going on yesterday), and deleted it because all the available streams just sucked!!

In comparison, I think Qik is much better, although it is not in the App Store (only available in Cydia).

I’m looking forward to you showing me how wrong I am and how cool of an application Ustream really is 😉

  • timbo

    How is that Ustreams fault. I spend alot of time on there and there are a hundred different shows i enjoy. Maybe you are having problems finding something you enjoy, which is a matter of opinion. The reason it won’t use 3G is that Apple has an agreement with ATT that they wont allow it. The application is MORE than capable to use 3G and hopefully will someday soon. You will see the “hacked” version that uses 3G pop up pretty soon around the depths of the internet.

    Love the Blog, keep up the great work.

    Timmy Timbo

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