Share Large Files (up to 1GB) On Your Android Device With Kik & Putlocker

Want to send BIG files to your friends on kik? Well now theres a new way to do it! Its easy for all android users.

  1. Download the Putlocker Android App
    You can get it on Google Play or check out the Pulocker Android Website.
  2. Sign Up a new account
    If you don’t already have a putlocker account then press the register button(shown below) to set one up. This account will also be accessible from your desktop for easy file sharing between those devices. Otherwise, if you have an account, enter your credentials and select Log In to get access to your files.
    Click the register button
  3. Click the upload button
    Choose your file either from your gallery or from a directory on the your Android device:
    Click the register button
  4. Wait for the upload to complete
    The status bar will let you know when the file is in the Putlocker cloud and ready to share. You can minimize the application and the upload will continue in the background!
  5. Select the options menu and click shareShare
  6. Click the file that was uploaded, and then click share on Kik

 

Clik app | Clik from Kik

Clik, the new application from the Waterloo Canada Company Kik (which FSB has followed quite closely), had it’s debut yesterday at the University Waterloo. The application lets you pretty much use your Apple or Android device as a remote control/media server or more for your internet connected tv or computer screen.

Users only have to visit the Clik website which displays a QR code on the screen that smart phone users can pair with their mobile devices. The device then becomes a “super remote control” for the screen able to stream from youtube, local video files, music, play games ect. You can have more then one user controlling the screen through Clik as long as they are on the same wi-fi connection. This allows for a great party feel to the application which will be released soon for Android and iPhone devices.

The application will be officially released on the app store and market place in late January 2012. One of the most exciting things about the app is that a javascript API will be released within the next couple of months allowing developers to easily create applications for the technology.

There is substantial fanfare for this application. It’s much more users friendly and provides much more functionality then a lot of traditional media servers or set top devices. The javascript API also makes it easy for both developers and web designers to create phenominal applications quickly, as you just need to know HTML/CSS and javascript. Fred Wilson, the rockstar Venture capitalist, called it “a game changer”.

The Kik development team is made up primarily of UW graduates (or CS/ENG drop-outs with exceptional practical coding skills and eye for opportunity) so they wanted to get back to their roots for the product launch. They launch party was at the campus bar The Bomber where Kik CEO Ted Livingston made a quick intro speech and jaw dropping product demo.

The Clik application from Kik will be available soon in the apple app store and in the Android Marketplace. We’ll post links as soon as their out. In the mean time, here’s a screen shot of the Clik Airtube app.

clik airtube

KIK for Nokia | KiK moves to Symbian and updates Windows Phone 7

Finally the incredibly light weight instant messaging application has been released for Nokia (Symbian.) Kik gave news of the private beta, available early this morning following the Nokia World conference. The Kik application looks amazing compared to the vast majority of the Ovi Store applications and runs smoothly on what looks to be any symbian^3 device or Symbian S60 v5.

Here are some Screenshots from the Private Beta:

KIK comes to Nokia
Kik Nokia Settings

Kik has covered all their Nokia bases by also releasing an incredibly sexy new Windows Phone 7 OS version of their app, enabling users of Nokia’s new phone line (800 and 710) to Kik.

You can sign up to get the Symbian Kik public beta on the Kik website. This is a must have app for a Nokia N8 and 701!

Kik Update (Simple)

Yesterday Kik Interactive released an update. The new update is code-named simple. Its goals were to provide a simple interface to communicate with friends. It becomes easy to sign up with friends among other things. In the last release Kik also released an API for developers. There have been a couple cool usages. The first notable one is File Kiker. This allows you to share files quite easily between phones(Download File Kiker Here). Also there are two new Apps that use kik (Check it out here) to allow people to send video from the camera and also send voice notes.

Using the Kik API is really easy and you have a chance at $5,000 if you release an App to the iTunes App store or the Android market.

My husband used to start everyday with the product and it really works. You should be able to talk with a human being, including a licensed pharmacist, to answer questions about your prescription.

Also there will be a how to guide coming soon!

Kik Releases Update | Fred Wilson joins board

Kik messenger just released the latest version of its  popular mobile messaging application for the iPhone and android today. It includes some cool new features that we profiled from the beta like picture messaging and group chat, it also features improved social aspects to help find your friends on Kik more accurately, a groups function and it remains lightning fast. In this mornings press release it also mentioned that esteemed VC Fred Wilson would be joining the company’s board of directors.

Kik messenger is an incredibly fast mobile messaging application. It features a read receipt system close to BlackBerry Messanger, but it works across all smart phone platforms.

The addition of Fred Wilson to the board of directors looks great on the firm. Among other notable investments, his company was one of the early investors in Twitter and a  shareholder in the popular location based social network foursquare. He possesses key industry insight that will help Kik take its already large user base to the next level.

Kik Chat Picture Messaging | It's Here!

kik chat picture messaging smileyKik chat now supports picture messaging (as long as you’ve got the latest beta..) This feature will make it’s way into the next kik update, which should arrive in the next few days – provided apple sticks to their typical (terribly slow) schedule for pushing app updates through.

The first version of these new picture messaging features allows users to take a picture from within a chat. They are able to decide whether they like the picture, or they want a retake, and then they can insert it into their chat – all very seamless.

cipro tab

We don’t have the ability to select pictures we took previously, but I’m sure that feature is coming. Even if it isn’t.. who cares – it’s kind of cool to know that all the pictures you receive were actually taken right then.

Once you send or receive a picture message, you can click it in the conversation to view it full screen

Along with the new picture messaging features come a few new settings for  your kik display picture. You will now be able to view the full size display pictures of all your contacts.

kik chat picture messaging take photo

kik chat picture messaging photo in textbox

Access KIK from the web | webKIK messenger

Welcome to FirstsearchBlue’s webKIK client. This web app allows you to access your KIK account from your web browser. This means for those of you who don’t have smartphones, but still want to get get in on KIK mania, you can do so through this KIK web client (for now you’ll have to create an account on one of your friend’s phones – we’ll add that feature soon). It’s still in the beta stages so please bear with us, we’ll make it less buggy I promise.

We should note that by logging into this application you will log out of your mobile app and therefore will clear all your past conversations. Sorry, we’re working on it! Be sure to log back in on your phone once you are finished chatting on WebKIK!

News

  • Dec 21st, 2010 We got webKIK to webKIK chat going but something seems to have gone wrong when we tried adding the registration ability. Should be back to normal soon.
  • Dec 20th, 2010 I want to reiterate, we do not collect any information about your kik account when you loggin! Please read the privacy below for details.
  • Dec 14th, 2010 And we’re Back! Login and try out our WebKIK If you have comments or would like to notify us of a bug please email: jchalden@student.cs.uwaterloo.ca

Known Issues

  • When you login to webKIK it signs you out of your smartphone client (remember to log back in.)
  • There a bunch of dead links, we will complete them as soon as this first round of testing is done

We’re working as hard as we can to fix these. If you come across any more bugs, please let us know in the comments!

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This program was developed by FistsearchBlue Media
Lead Developer: Julian Haldenby
Adrian Haldenby

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RIM Suing Kik – Dec 2 2010

After pulling Kik from App World a few weeks ago, on Tuesday RIM officially sued them. We feel that most of their grounds are completely ridiculous and we sincerely hope these actions do nothing but help to promote the awesome service that Kik provides.

Here is our comment from the article on the Financial Post website:

What a Joke:
“In that capacity, Livingston had access to RIM proprietary information related to BlackBerry Messenger, including but not limited to technical information, development plans for BlackBerry Messenger, market research, internal reports, presentations, and other commercially sensitive or secret information.”

Its a beautiful app, but really, it’s a cross platform chat client with fewer features than BBM had 3 years ago – how could RIM possibly think that Ted’s time working there and his exposure to “secret information” is the reason he was able to put Kik together?
RIM is coming off as a complete a cry baby – a company actually manages to build a good and popular app for their terribly convoluted platform and they pull it down because they are naively scared it might compete with their one last hope at holding any ground in the consumer mobile world..
I think the truth is that as Kik continues to grow on Android and iPhone, RIM will lose the massive percentage of their users who only purchase Blackberries for BBM. People wont be stuck buying RIM’s behind-the-curve hardware in order to get a BBM like software experience.
Good luck Kik!

Here is the article: http://www.financialpost.com/news/technology/broke%20patent%20ethics%20pacts/3914225/story.html