Steve Jobs intervenes, approves Knocking streaming video app

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by KnockingLive, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. KnockingLive macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2009
    Knocking Live Video™ is the World’s First Broadcast App for iPhone

    Pointy Heads Software, leading innovators in mobile-to-mobile sharing, have launched Knocking Live Video – the world’s first broadcast app – to the Apple iPhone. The application has been met with an overwhelming response and has been a topic of hot discussion after Steve Jobs personally intervened and approved the application after reading the impassioned email from Pointy Heads, Co-founder Brian Meehan.

    Read this -

    So, what is unique about KnockingLive video?

    [*]Knocking apps eliminate the ‘upload, send, download’ process, establishing live, device-to-device connectivity regardless of proximity or other barriers
    [*] Knocking Live Video creates an instant, device-to-device connection allowing one iPhone user to broadcast live streaming video to another iPhone handset
    [*] Knocking is direct, visual communication. Where mobile users once got a call, an e-mail, text or multimedia message, they now get a knock
    [*] Existing video apps make the Internet both a boundary and enabler of “sharing”. Most require users to shoot video, render it small enough to be sent, then upload and transmit content using the Internet as another person waits for a lengthy download. Knocking Live Video makes eliminates that process, letting users broadcast moments directly from iPhone to iPhone, live.
    Knocking Live Video is available for download in the social networking category of the Apple app store today, free for the first 50,000 users.

    How it Works
    It’s simple. ‘Knock’, then share:

    * Open Knocking Live Video Sharing
    * Set up account
    * Request and ‘Knock’ your friends
    * Aim your camera

    Check out -

    Pointy Heads team

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  2. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Your app doesn't work. It just loads and stops. A LOT of people have the same problem.

    Let's hope you can fix it!!
  3. KnockingLive thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2009
    Re:Steve Jobs intervenes, approves Knocking streaming video app

    Hi Peace,

    Yes, due to the unprecedented demand, we are experiencing 'temporary' server side issues, which our technical team is working non-stop to resolve.

    We completed a server update & easier & more reliable connections already. We are working around the clock. All feedback is also being integrated. Thank you for your patience.


    Amita on behalf of Pointy Heads
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    You should set something up similar to SKYPE and provide a test "call" type contact so people can load it up and before they add people or get someone to add them, they can test out the app. Dunno if that's possible - but would be a great way to demo the product anytime and anywhere
  5. KnockingLive thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2009
    Thanks for sharing your feedback. Will share it with the team.
  6. scottness macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2009
    Room 101
    Very cool. Hope you guys get back on your feet soon!
  7. Chumbake macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Any thoughts of when this app will be working again? I've told all my friends about it and we want to try it out.
  8. maria1982 macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2009
    I believe it is possible for anyone to participate.
  9. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Cool, now he should do the same for Qik and Ustream, services that people actually use.
  10. capt601 macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2008
    Very cool app!! good job.
    do you need to have the push notifications on for you to be notified when others are sending video? I always have it off, for battery life, so was wondering if i need it on for this app to really work?

  11. deenybird macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2008
    This app is absolutely awesome, when it works. The 2 times I've successfully entered a video call it force quit after about 20 seconds.

    Advice: both devices should broadcast to eachother. There's no need for me to see what I'm looking at thru my own camera.
  12. Mademan12321 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    The program is buggy as hell right now, rarely connecting. When it does, it drops out after 20 seconds. Needs an update very soon for me to rate 5 stars. :mad:
  13. KnockingLive thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2009
    Hi Guys,

    Thank you all for your feedback. Yes, there has been an overwhelming response to the application and there have been initial temporary connectivity issues due to the load on the servers. However we completed a server update & easier & more reliable connections already. We are working around the clock to resolve the rest.

    Please do check out to understand how to use the application.

    Also, do engage with us at and for latest updates.


    Pointy Heads team
  14. KnockingLive thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2009
    Updates from Brian Meehan, Co-founder, KnockingLive

    Hi all,

    Thanks to all of you, KnockingLive users worldwide, we are one of the hottest apps skyrocketing to the Top 50 overall apps in 24 hours! #3 Social Networking Free App! The demand for Knocking Live Video is incredible - thank you!

    We are working around the clock to handle the demand to share your moments Live iPhone to iPhone. We have completed five updates and increased our server capacity due to the incredible amounts downloads and usage in a extremely short period of time.

    We will be releasing a new update shortly.

    The following immediate update 1.1 is complete and will be available in 1-2 weeks:
    You will receive a notification when released on the app store in your updates section of your iPhone:

    1. New feature: privacy settings

    2. Finding friends

    3. Search optimization

    4. Updated registration addressing, invalid emails

    5. New Feature to reset your username. We have received all users who would like to switch iPhones. This feature will allow you to reset your username

    6. Default GPS location of St. Claire Shores Michigan will be updated. This only occurs when users do not allow location

    KnockingLive Tips

    * KnockingLive video does not support jailbroken iPhones.

    * KnockingLive video depends on your carriers network coverage. This will vary depending on your location and 3G coverage.

    * While Knocking does connect at times on the the Edge network it is not recommended.

    * Knocking Live video requires OS 3.1 or later. If you are unable to download please make sure to update your iPhone.

    * Please know that connections will depend on your carriers network and due to this performance may vary.

    We are reading and listening to every message and appreciate your feedback and support. We look forward to seeing you all enjoy the KnockingLive experience.

    We will continue to work around the clock to make this amazing new experience of sharing your moments live for the first time iPhone to iPhone over the 3G network the best possible for all our Knocking friends and family.

    Thank you again for your amazing support, emails and patience.

    GO LIVE!

    Brian Meehan
    Co-founder, KnockingLive Video
  15. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2009
    In a Van Down By The River! Metro Detroit!
    cool app, i'm excited with the app ... but...
    anyone having any GOOD luck with this app yet in the last couple of weeks?

    i've gotten it to work once yesterday just messing around with it....(can't wait till it gets consistent pretty cool)

    anyone try the uStream broadcast live app out for this? is it possible with uStream to go iphone to iphone?
  16. Psycdude macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Awesome app. I tried this out at a party last night, and although it only lasted about 20 seconds we were all impressed.
    Great start here! A whole new level of communication.
  17. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    I couldn't figure out why friend requests don't work. I don't even have that as a category. Both phones lack this so we can't connect to each other.

    I assume this is because our phones are jailbroken. Yes? That would be a shame.
  18. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    What sucks the most is that now the app does not recognise my username after restoring my iPhone. Says my username is already registered on a different device. WTF!! Fix this!!
  19. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    what's this crap about "does not support jailbroken iPhones?"

    Oh well, this isn't calling my name anyway, so I'll keep buying the apps that don't care whether I wanted to theme my 3GS so bad I jailbroke it. And thanks for assuming that because I like to customize or ssh into my iPhone that I'm stealing apps too.

    PS, you have to do more than just jailbreak to get stolen apps to work.
  20. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level

    OP...bad form

    Many jailbreak but have no intention of stealing any apps
  21. return7 macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    It's a free app so I don't think it's an issue with piracy. There's probably some technical issue that's difficult for them to fix/reproduce.

    Edit: App Store link to the app I believe the OP is referencing:
  22. ndheah macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2007
    Green Bay, WI
    Did they fix the issue where it sends an email invite to EVERYONE on your dang contact list? Damn that is annoying.
  23. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    Good point, I didn't even look close enough to realize it was free. But I can't imagine what technical reason their app would fail because it was jailbroken. Perhaps this is only said so that they can avoid blame if the app is acting up on a jailbroken phone.
  24. return7 macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    NP. There are definitely technical reasons. For example, JB phones sometimes have problems w/ StoreKit. A user helped us by explaining how to work around it on our support forums and other JB users confirmed the fix.

    We have had other negative experiences along the same lines but since they occurred months ago, the problems may have been resolved (push related stuff).

    I say that but I've had 2 JB users (out of thousands of total users on Blipr) tell me that they can send but not receive blips. However, in our server log, I can see their notifications being sent to Apple. Apple's APNS stuff is reasonably solid and I know we're sending the notifications properly so the only thing I can figure is some odd case of mistaken identity. To make matters worse, their significant others (in both cases!) could send and receive blips on their JB iPhones.

    It can be pretty tough to support with the limited information folks are able to send us. There's only so much one can tell by observing behavior or seeing a cryptic error message that's probably tripped by something entirely unrelated. We do our best to "unofficially" support JB users of our apps but sometimes we simply have no clue what's causing certain strange problems.

    I'm not sure what the issue is with this app and JB (or if there is one at all). :)
  25. nickrinaldi macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2009
    this app used to not work on version 1.0 but since the new update this app works great now and i'm on a jailbroken 3g and it works fine now.

    i was able to send my friend in florida a video of the snow we got last week here in nj.

    he then had to send me a video of the nice weather he enjoys down in fl :mad:

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