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Friday madness

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Knocking Vid

Sooo, what’s this weeks hot topic? Well, i don’t know if you have heard, but apparently Steve Jobs (yep, that guy who looks like an old, bald and taller Tom Cruise) has approved  an app that was initially rejected. No, I’m not going to rant about if this is a good thing or not, instead I will spend some precious blog space on writing about the app, Knock Me Up Live.

What?

The idea is pretty cool. With the help of this app and your iPhone, you are able to send live video to friends, family and fan boys. Sounds nice, eh? Well, it could have been, but this shit is a major fuck app. The first thing you have to do is create an account, which you can do from the app. I really like functionality like this, when you can do everything from the app.

But that’s the problem with this app, functionality. I hate it when it doesn’t work. And when you’re not notified that something went wrong I’m on the verge of going nuclear on my iPhone. How hard could it be? You could give me a damn alert saying “Houston, we have a problem” or any other lame message, just give me something.  Well, after restarting, shaking, and recharging my iPhone, computer and mind I finally had an account and was logged in.

Great! Let’s doris, let’s knock someone!

Testing

One wonderful thing about the app is its use of Push Notification. You can start a live video feed and stream it to someone whenever you want, and they will be notified and can launch the app. Functionality like this gives me a boner, and sweet memories of times listening to Aerosmith. Damn, it’s good. Or not…

The receiver’s iPhone is generating some nice knocking sounds and the app says “Connecting” or something. Only problem is that it still says “knocking” on my phone. So how the hell am I supposed to know if it works? Thank god for the Time Out, otherwise I probably still would be sitting there trying to connect.

After trying a couple of times (185, maybe?) I got it to work one time, and only for a couple of seconds. But I guess I’m just retarded and don’t know how to use it. After all, iPhone apps are supposed to be hard to get and only work if you have epic Emacs skillz.

Thanks Steve, for approving this great app. I can honestly not think of a world without it, it’s so fucking great. Maybe you can send me a video where you explain how to get it to work? But it’s not all bad. The idea is nice and it’s free..

Aah, now I see! This is yet another scheme from Apple. By accepting a lot of worthless apps that are free, maybe more people will buy apps! Fucking genius dudes, I love you.  Oh by the way, get a fucking spell checker and run it before you send an app to the App Store.

Wrap up

But I still love the idea, just imagine how fun you can have. Knocking people while you are peeing drunk, spying on them when they are surfing the web or hunting space invaders. But I wouldn’t be surprised if people will use it solely for rickrolling friends. Wake up nerds, it’s 2009, find a new hobby!

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