WE SPENT TIME between light snow pellets walking the streets of Limerick and part of that time involved chatted via Qik with Mr. Widget himself. Ivan could tell that we were walking on wet pavement. You can too if you run the video that we stored on Flickr after the session.
Updated February 23, 2016:
Qik was absorbed into Skype. Skype's blog tells the story.
Today, people carry smartphones around in their pockets instead of being tethered to a desk, allowing people to stay in touch on the go. Skype has likewise evolved to help people stay connected from anywhere on any device, and we’ve continued to see growth on Skype for mobile devices. In fact, we’re honored that Skype is consistently rated as one of the top mobile apps on iTunes, the Google Play Store and the Windows Phone Store.
We’re always hard at work evolving Skype for mobile, and have continued to add new features, such as group video calling. Some of the features we’ve added might look familiar, and for good reason. In 2014, we launched Skype Qik, a mobile video messaging app to help share moments with groups of friends. Since then, we have learned that many of you are already doing these things in Skype, and as a result, we migrated some of Qik’s most used features into the Skype app you already know and love.
We’ve enabled video messaging in Skype and fun features such as filters, to make your messages even more personal. To send a video message in Skype today, simply look for the video message icon in the media bar.
Due to these updates, the last day Skype Qik will be available for use will be March 24th, 2016. Please make sure to save any special messages you may want to keep before March 24th. After this date, you will no longer be able to send or receive messages.
Note to self:
Set up a download link to peoplespark_iPod.m4v (5.8 MB iPod video) and to peoplespark.3gp (500k 3GP) to show readers what the content would have looked like.
[Bernie Goldbach created a set of Flickr videos during a digital tourism project in the creative multimedia programme at Tipperary Institute in 2008.]