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214,000 iPhone Viewing App Downloads in 48 hours

The Ustream Viewing Application hit the App Store on the night before
the Presidential Inauguration and by the next morning, iPhone and iPod
Touch owners downloaded it in record numbers.  On day one, the Viewing Application
soared to the #1 spot on Apple’s Entertainment section and the #4 spot among all of the thousands of free applications in the App Store with more than 214,000 downloads … and this all happened
in less than 48 hours.

The enthusiasm for the Inauguration of President Barack Obama translated
into a record-breaking day for live streams on Ustream – both online and
on mobile.  We received tremendous feedback from the iPhone community
about watching this historic event:

I watched on Ustream (computer, not iPhone), and not only was it smooth, but it was actually a split second ahead of my television.” – James

I watched on my iPhone, and was amazed at how good it looked!” – Megan

I watched Ustream on my iPhone from Paris, no problem, best stream from all of ‘em.” – Sammy

Thanks again for making us #1 in the App Store. Stay tuned for updates on the next version.


Record On Ustream – A Day To Remember

Today proved to be historic not only for the inauguration of our 44th president, but also because it was an amazing day for Ustream!

It was the biggest day Ustream has seen since the Election on Nov. 4, surpassing our record of one million streams for one event. What’s more, Ustream had hundreds of separate inauguration-related streams. Our streams were conversational and niche, with hosted professional streams as well as user-generated broadcasts.  We had our personal best today, so why not brag alittle?

Some highlights:

– Ustream powered more than an estimated 3.8 million streams today
– 400,000 concurrent people were watching Inauguration events at any given moment during the speech and swearing in.

– Tens of thousands watched live on the iPhone

If you watched a Ustream live stream today, please vote for us in this poll!
http://mashable.com/2009/01/20/inauguration-coverage

Thousands of people watched the inauguration from our newly-released viewing app. You can download it here:
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=301520250&mt=8

Here are a few photos of Ustreamers watching today’s events unfold. Enjoy!


Ustream Viewing Application is in the Apple App Store

The Ustream iPhone Viewing Application is now available in the Apple App Store.

The Ustream iPhone Viewing Application was pending approval from Apple and was approved in time for the inauguration. Now any iPhone owner can watch the inauguration from their iPhone. Presently, the Ustream iPhone Viewing Application is WiFi only to ensure the highest quality broadcast on the iPhone, but stay tuned for developments.

“Ustream is excited to join the app store and bring a great application to the iPhone. Now iPhone users can watch and chat with any Ustream show directly from their iPhone. So now, wherever you are, you can be part of the global community around shared live experiences.” John Ham, Founder and CEO of Ustream

“The Ustream iPhone Application is a major advance in bringing the full power of the internet to mobile phones. Now anyone can watch everything from Taylor Swift concerts to your out of town high school football game live on the iPhone.” Brad Hunstable, Founder and President of Ustream

“Ustream has developed a technically amazing application for the iPhone. The iPhone has an amazing viewing experience and is a great platform for showcasing the Ustream experience. It was a pleasure developing an application for the iPhone and the Apple developer support was amazing.” Dr. Gyula Feher, Founder and Head of Technology of Ustream

The application can be downloaded at this iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=301520250&mt=8


Inauguration Day Coverage – January 20, 2009

Be sure to tune in for all of our LIVE Inauguration Day Coverage:

Tuesday, January 20: 8am EST
Tune is, as President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office


The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian 
Tuesday, January 20: All Day
Watch live coverage of the Capitol grounds and will zoom in on the podium during Obama’s Swearing-In Ceremony.

Tuesday, January 20: All Day
Watch the celebration hosted by Shira Lazar, in collaboration with Mobilize.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to youth civic engagement.

Tuesday, January 20: 7pm PST
Live event coverage from Downtown LA at the beautiful Mayan featuring a full live theatrical performance by The Mutaytor, and special guest performance by The Crystal Method, as well as DJ Motion Potion, DJ Wolfie.
Tuesday, January 20: 10pm EST
Live event coverage of the celebration featuring; live music, fire dancing, and some of the hottest artists on the East Coast

RandomTV Inaugural Coverage
Tuesday, January 20: 8am EST
The RandomTV crew will be bringing us all the emotions, the drama, and the hopes of people as they witness the inauguration of America’s first black president.

Tuesday, January 20: 8am EST
The Quaker “Start with Substance” campaign will help to encourage American families to answer President-elect Barack Obama’s call to help others in a time of need.

Watch the Inauguration Live on the iPhone with Ustream

As seen in Techcrunch , Ustream has developed an application for the 3G iphone that allows you to watch Ustream anywhere w/everyone. Regardless of where you are at and what you are doing, you can choose to be in the moment with others in a shared live experience around a live event. If you are out-on-the-town and know that a guest speaker at a major conference is “going live” and want to watch live and be-in-the-crowd, then you can with this application.

You will be able to watch the Inauguration LIVE on Ustream with chat.  

I’d like to introduce Ustream’s iPhone Viewing Application.  We hope you like it!

We have a limited number of beta invites/testers.  Email iphone@ustream.tv to get Ustream’s viewing application on your iphone.

 


History: Inauguration LIVE on Ustream

Over the last two years, Ustream has had the privilege to work closely with President Elect Obama’s campaign.  We stream speeches, we streamed townhalls, and we even had the honor to stream his victory speech.

History will be made Jan 20th, and you will all be able to watch this LIVE on Ustream.   As always, our interactive chat will be there to make this experience more of a social experience.

If you are not going to fight the traffic in DC and the pat downs from the secret service, then watch the inauguration of fellow Ustreamer, President Barack Obama, with me.

Here is the link to the Official Inauguration Live Stream Page:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/barack-obama-inauguration-day-live


Bug Labs Streams From CES!

Starting on Thursday, January 8th and running through Sunday the 11th, Ustream is partnering with Bug Labs to stream LIVE from the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Live from CES for the 2nd year in a row, Bug Labs will premier more than double the BUGmodules and more than double the excitement than last year. If you can’t catch them in Vegas, be sure to watch LIVE:

 

 

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