Next2Friends launches against Qik, Flixwagon, with a twist

Next2Friends, the mobile social media platform, today launches its ‘Live’ application designed to provide real-time streaming from mobile devices to the mobile and static web, and mashes it up with a proximity app.

The pivately-backed startup will take on a number of startups including Seesmic, Qik, Kyte, Loopt and even Twitter. But Next2Friends says it has more tools for controlling who you broadcast to, (public / private etc). Once videos are on the Next2Friends network, videos can be embedded into third party sites. Next2Friends Live has a 15-30 Frames per Second (FPS) speed and supports GPRS, 3G, 3.5G and Wi-Fi connectivity. They claim a 0.2 second delay under optimal conditions – however, some might say Qik has better quality video over mobile.

TechCrunch UK previously wrote about the Next2Friends Bluetooth application (a Java app) which allows you to match your profile against another Next2Friends user within range of your Bluetooth enabled phone. It’s part of a bunch of other apps they are working on.

Here’s an example of video: