No more questioning when Periscope for Android is coming: The Twitter-owned stay streaming app launched an Android model on Tuesday, precisely two months after it launched on iOS.
The Android model carefully resembles Periscope on iOS, however takes some design cues from Google’s working system, significantly in areas like notifications. It additionally carries over a number of touches present in more recent updates, like the power to cover feedback in a broadcast.
The Periscope group added just a few small, new options to the Android app. You may have extra management over the sorts of notifications you need to see; you possibly can toggle on or off when somebody you are following begins streaming, when somebody shares a broadcast, when somebody follows you, or when a Periscope beginner broadcasts for the primary time. If you happen to exit a stay stream to test one other app, you will see a notification the subsequent time you are in Periscope that acts as a fast shortcut again to that broadcast.
Each options are unique to Android for now, however count on them to wind up in a future iOS replace quickly.
Periscope for Android comes just a few weeks after rival Meerkat arrived on the platform, a transfer that does not appear to have harm its recognition, not less than amongst media. Instantly following the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao battle earlier this month, Periscope galvanized conversations, not Meerkat.
On the subject of person base, it is much less clear who’s profitable. Twitter introduced in late April that Periscope snagged 1 million customers throughout its first 10 days of availability. Meerkat founder and CEO Ben Rubin, in the meantime, revealed earlier this month that his app was approaching 2 million customers.
Cellular analysis agency App Annie suggests Meerkat demand has considerably dipped. On Monday, Meerkat ranked No. 161 on iOS and No. 75 on Android for many downloaded app within the social networking class; Periscope, then, ranked #20 for iOS.
Count on demand for Periscope on Android to reflect, if not, high that within the days following its launch.
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