On our way there, Kris used Roland’s Nokia N70, on loan to him as part of their blogger outreach program, to film this short vidcast.
I really enjoyed the demo and seeing the phone in action.
Here’s a summary of the meeting posted on Roland’s blog.
As part of the planning process for the events at the Torino Olympics with New Media BC, Mobile Muse and Raincity Studios, Kris and I met the folks at Comvu, yet another local Vancouver mobile company. They have a cool product: a way to broadcast from your mobile device (Windows Mobile only for now, but Linux and Symbian versions are coming soon, wish comvu had a blog so I could know more about what’s happening because I know there’s a fascinating story there that’s not being told) LIVE to people on the Internet who can watch on their mobile devices or on a web browser on their desktops. A great complement to the timeshifting of videoblogging. In fact, apparently the live video is saved on server and has RSS so it could be video podcasted and blogged after the fact!
The Comvu demo was great. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get this service bundled in with your mobile phone from your carrier for a reasonable monthly fee? Wouldn’t it be great if you could see a demo of this during the Olympics and see how we can broadcast from our mobile devices from Torino to Vancouver and Vancouver to Torino? Well it’s not a pipe dream; we’ll do our best to make it a reality soon hopefully during the Olympics timeframe! And of course I am working to get them to give a demo at MoMoVan say in March or April.
Poste on Roland Tanglao‘s blog.
I just received an email from the fine folks at ComVu, it looks like they will loan us some mobile webcasting video phones to use in Torino and we will be collaborating on some presentations and technology symposyum at the BC Canada House next to the Media Centre in Torino from the 14th to the 18th of February.
I’ll post an update as soon as I get more information.
We need your feedback please, what would you like to see us cover while we are there? Dope me a line with your comments (Please keep in mind we have to follow the broadcasting rules and licences in effect with any Olympic events..)