Periscope is about to hit app users hard, the video selfie app has taken off, out rivaling competitor Meerkat.
The app is designed to create live streaming for audiences in every country. “Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify Twitter followers who can join, comment and send hearts in real time.” explains the app store listing.
Although live streaming has been around for a couple of years now , the thirst for live streaming has only really taken off in 2015. Twitter has seen this recent interest, buying Periscope for a reported $100 million, in January this year.
We have been researching and testing the app in the WNW Digital office, read on for our summary on the new video streaming app.
Although both apps offer the same functions there are differences; users of Periscope are able to choose between streaming to the public or just for private use, unlike Meerkat where the streams are live and then disappear. Periscope can also save streams so that they can be replayed within 24 hours after the broadcaster has finished. Meerkat was built within 8 weeks where as periscope was built in a year, this difference is huge on both apps as you can tell from Periscope’s usability and design that they have worked hard to create a sleek design for the app. Read the rest of this entry »