1 Million Users In Ten Days On IOS – Periscope Is Now On Android
Already a popular app on IOS, Periscope has hit Android OS this week and is already the talk of the town. The app lets you stay up-to-date with video broadcasts from mobile devices, as well as make your own.
Periscope, originally developed by Kayvon Beykpour and Joe Bernstein was purchased by Twitter in March 2015. This explains that during the sign-up process, you will be offered to follow the same accounts you do on Twitter.
How does Periscope work?
Periscope promises to let you “discover the world through someone else’s eyes” and claims to be “the closest thing to teleportation”. As ambitious as this may sound, the creators are not wrong. You will have the chance of watching what’s happening in different parts of the globe just by going through the updates on your phone. Unlike news, though, most of videos tend to be positive and reassuring: you could see a sunset in Brazil or a diving video from Thailand.
As we have mentioned earlier, the app made its first appearance on IOS and gathered 1 million users in the first ten days since its launch.
Android received Periscope on May 26th and there are a few minor differences in the way the application operates.
- when recording a broadcast on IOS, you can start it with a central tap. On Android, there will be a red button on the screen letting you start recording
- on Android, if you go from broadcasting to another app, it will be available for quick access in the notification drawer
- notifications themselves will be Google-styled, sending you updates on the accounts you follow
When it comes to following others, it’s all simple. You will get updates from those on your Twitter contact list. If nothing cool is happening among your contacts, you will be offered a selection of popular accounts to follow. The popularity is determined by how many “likes” the broadcasts get, and in order to like one you just need to tap the screen.
The app definitely sounds interesting and falls well in line with Twitter’s general concept: staying connected with what the world is doing and thinking.
Let us know what you think of Periscope.
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