Yesterday, I took a Stromer electric bike out for a spin. I rented it from Blazing Saddles at the main Hyde Street location. I still don’t own an electric bike, but keep taking them out as rentals or on loan to check out this evolving technology. This is probably the one I’ve liked the best over the last few years of my periodic but infrequent testing.
At McLaren Labs, we’ve been experimenting using Sensr VCam for iPhone as a 3G/4G mobile video upload platform broadcasting from both motorcycle and automobile. A moving automobile is a challenging environment in which to run a video upload application. A moving motorcycle is even more interesting (at least to me). As a motorcyclist, not only would I like to capture video footage in the event of a mishap, I also enjoy sharing my two-wheeled adventures in nearly real-time as I am having them.
These are conceptually very different uses of a mobile video feed: video capture, and nearly real-time sharing. What sorts of considerations should the architect of a mobile video upload app be aware?