Flixwagon Streams Live Video From The iPhone

Seven months after we first saw video on the iPhone in action, Flixwagon appears to have beaten its better-known rival Qik to the punch by getting its streaming video service to work on unlocked iPhones (or at least by demonstrating to the public first that it has done so).

Qik is undoubtedly looking to support the iPhone but has so far been rather noncommittal. Perhaps it was waiting to see whether the new generation iPhone would have native support for video so the company wouldn’t have to hack its still camera functionality (which Flixwagon must have done since neither the current nor forthcoming model records video).

Don’t expect to see Flixwagon iPhone support rolled out to alpha testers until early July, perhaps when the official app store goes live on the 11th. If you’re interested in broadcasting from your iPhone or any other device, you can email Flixwagon at techcrunch@flixwagon.com and they’ll give you priority access to the service.

See the video below for a demonstration of Flixwagon on the iPhone. All iPhone broadcasts can also be found here.

Update: Qik has counter-punched by promising to release its iPhone support next week.