Lastly, a Meerkat app for Android you’ll really want to make use of

Finally, a Meerkat app for Android you'll actually want to use

The temptation to put in writing down off Meerkat — the reside-streaming app that type of blew up at SXSW — is tough to face up to. In any case, Twitter wasted no time releasing a competitor (with a cleaner interface, no a lot much less) that slowly seems to be consuming Meerkat’s lunch. For now though, Meerkat’s obtained one leg up on its bitter new rival: The employees launched an Android mannequin of the app that basically works the easiest way it’s presupposed to. You see, Meerkat technically beat Periscope to Android by launching a closed beta app in mid-March, nevertheless you probably can solely watch keep streams, not start your private. In several phrases, it was nearly completely pointless. Not so anymore!

The app nonetheless carries that pesky “beta” badge, nevertheless the crusing has been surprisingly clear up to now, even (or should I say notably) over T-Mobile’s LTE connection in midtown Manhattan. Issue is, it’s the very same streaming experience you’ll get from the iOS mannequin of the app, and which means a great deal of seen cruft to muddle up the stuff you really meant to tune in to. Hopefully we’ll see the Meerkat workforce get additional comfortable with the ins and outs of Android — a Supplies Design-y look may work very correctly proper right here — nevertheless their priority’s obtained to be to dial down the amount of junk vying in your consideration on-show. A blogger can dream, correct? In any case, Meerkat ought to aim to get pleasure from this lead whereas it lasts. Twitter’s already said that Periscope is Android-positive too, at which degree this complete crazy race ought to easily heat up but once more.

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