Wednesday, 19 March 2014

New version of Bambuser for Android

We recently rolled out a major update to our Android app, bringing the version number up to 1.7.0. As always, the easiest way to get the app is through the Google Play Store, but you can also use our download page.

Fresh graphics

The latest version brings updated graphics and uses Android's latest features, to provide a consistent visual experience on modern Android devices.

Hardware accelerated video encoding

The latest version enables support for hardware accelerated video encoding on even more models. This enables higher quality video and offloads the processor in the phone, leading to lower power consumption.

Models where hardware accelerated video encoding is added in version 1.7.0:

  • Google Nexus 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Samsung Galaxy Note III (snapdragon)
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Galaxy S 4 (snapdragon)
  • Sony Xperia M2
  • Sony Xperia SP, T, TX and V
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia Z, ZL and ZR
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
  • Sony Xperia Z1
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z2
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z
  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Monday, 20 January 2014

Scheduled maintenance on January the 27th

We are in the process of upgrading our main database, and will switch to the new servers on January the 27th, beginning at 22:00 CET. Please note that the Bambuser service will be unavailable for a while.

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Monday, 4 November 2013

The next generation of live video broadcasting

What if you could bring exclusive and validated UGC video to air within minutes of news breaking?

Bambuser, the mobile live video broadcasting company, will be attending News Xchange 2013.

Over the past two years, Bambuser has built an international reputation as a leading provider of user generated live video news. Renowned for pioneering mobile live video broadcasting, Bambuser is used by professionals and citizen journalists all over the world to share breaking news, as they unfold.

The next generation of live video broadcasting - a News Xchange workshop

On November 13th at 4 PM, Bambuser sales consultant Markus Ickstadt, co-founder/CEO Jonas Vig and executive chairman Hans Eriksson will host a workshop to introduce a disruptive new way of engaging and leveraging audiences to gather exclusive user generated content in real-time.

Learn from AP's Global Video Vice President Sandy MacIntyre how the agency has incorporated Bambuser's tools and its community to bring fully verified breaking news in real time to hundreds of broadcast newsrooms from the world's trouble spots.

Make sure to not miss out on this opportunity to learn more about how to quickly, easily and cost-efficiently integrate Bambuser's signature live video broadcasting capabilities in your mobile apps and instantly start eliciting exclusive live video news from your audience as well as your own journalists.

We would also be delighted to meet you in a more personal meeting to discuss your needs and the services we offer. If you are interested, please schedule a meeting, and we will contact you the days before News Xchange to suggest a place to meet.

Contact us at to learn more or schedule a meeting.

Jonas Vig
Hans Eriksson
Executive Chairman
Markus Ickstadt
Sales Consultant

Monday, 16 September 2013

Bambuser partners with Sony to bring live video broadcasting to Xperia™ Z1

Sony Mobile Communications (Sony Mobile) and Bambuser have joined efforts to bring a groundbreaking camera experience to the Xperia™ Z1 with the Xperia camera application, Social live. Social live is a fully integrated camera feature, powered by Bambuser, that lets users instantly broadcast live video to their friends on Facebook from Xperia Z1. During the live broadcast, friends and viewers can interact with the broadcaster as comments and likes are displayed instantly on the screen of the smartphone.

Bambuser CEO Jonas Vig says:

We're very happy and proud to work with Sony to provide the quickest and easiest way to share live video with your friends and followers. We are mutually committed to further develop and enhance the experience and we believe there are great opportunities in combining Bambuser's innovative technology with Sony’s product vision.

The Social live feature is available exclusively to Xperia Z1 users straight out of the box, as part of a suite of Xperia camera applications available at the time of the smartphone's launch. The feature will work over virtually any data connection and the proprietary Bambuser streaming technology will automatically adjust resolution, compression and frame-rate of the live broadcast in order to optimize the live experience over fluctuating networks. An HD version (720p, 30 fps) of the stream will be stored locally on the device, allowing users to get the most out of every moment – both live and ever after. Both free and premium versions will be offered, with the premium upgrade allowing longer videos, higher quality live streams, more extensive cloud storage and ad-free playback.

Jonas Vig adds:

To partner with one of the most respected and well known consumer brands in the world is a fantastic achievement for Bambuser.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The Associated press invests in Bambuser

We are excited and proud to announce that the Associated Press (AP) has made an investment in Bambuser. The investment follows a successful partnership over the past 3 years. Through the investment, AP will become a minority shareholder in Bambuser, bringing an unparalleled knowledge and experience to our Company.

What this means for you as a user:

The investment from AP will not affect You as a user in any notable way. We will continue to offer the free Bambuser service for personal use and charity organizations. The investment also means that we will be able grow the program of providing free Premium accounts to citizen journalists across the globe. Our terms of use remain the same and you still retain all copyright. The AP will not gain any ownership or copyright of any content, nor will they control the distribution of it. Since April 2012 we give you as a user the option to opt-in to share your newsworthy content with news outlets such as the AP. Sharing content with AP is completely optional and not enabled by default. You can opt-in to share your broadcasts with AP by following the instructions in the "Share the news"-section of your settings page after you've registered an account on Bambuser. This has proven very successful and we've helped many of our users to reach hundreds of millions of viewers across the globe with important eyewitness news.

What this means for Bambuser:

For us in the Bambuser team, the investment from AP is a fantastic stamp of approval that the resources and immense number of working hours we've invested so far has positioned us in the forefront of a changing media landscape. It also provides us with access to unparalleled expertise and distribution when it comes to rolling out our coming technology products to Media companies globally. If you have any questions or thoughts, please don't be a stranger, send an email to

Cheers, Jonas - Bambuser CEO.