Meerkat VS Periscope: The Battle Begins
Back in January, Meerkat (a live-streaming video app) created quite a stir on Twitter, which may or may not be the reason Twitter bought Periscope (a similar app) in that same month. But up until now, it was in the beta version and wasn’t officially launched to public because Twitter was working on making this app a better choice for people.
Yesterday, in a blog post, Twitter said:
“Today, we’re excited to introduce Periscope, a new app that lets you share and experience live video from your mobile phone. We think it’s a perfect complement to Twitter, which is why we acquired the company in January.
Periscope is currently available in the Apple App Store, and an Android app is in the works. We can’t wait to see where you take it!”
Twitter has done so much work to make it better than Meerkat and it has succeeded in doing so. On Periscope, the broadcast does not disappear. Instead, it is stored in the app for future viewing and replaying. Periscope has many things that Meerkat has only ‘promised’ that they will be available soon. Furthermore, Periscope is way better to look at than Meerkat. Just wait until Periscope is available to Android users too and then you can expect people to leave Meerkat and use Periscope instead unless Meerkat tries its hardest to rise above.