By Tari Akpodiete on Tue, 12/22/2009
The impassioned pleas of one developer, e-mailed to Steve Jobs, resulted in a quick reversal of an app's rejection. The launch of the app today is the first known approved app that can stream live video directly from one iPhone to another, and the first approval for an app with known use of private APIs. Apple's change of heart came "directly from the top," and is a sign that real change in the App Store approval process is in the works.
As a result of Jobs' intervention, it is apparently now the first officially approved iPhone app that can stream live video over a 3G or WiFi connection.
Ars Technica observed that "relies on a private API—well-known among iPhone developers—to enable its video streaming feature, so its approval is a good sign for other companies developing video-based apps." Read the full story here.