Meerkat seems to Android for an opportunity at beating Periscope
Can an Android launch save Meerkat? SXSW should appear to be a very long time in the past for the parents behind the livestreaming app that took Austin by storm again in March. It was just some weeks later that Twitter launched Periscope, which, because of the social community’s clout and a greater consumer expertise, has shortly turn out to be the streaming app of selection. Proper now each providers are iOS solely, although, and Meerkat is hoping to hook the lots of of hundreds of thousands of Android customers on its app with a public beta launch.
You’ll be able to join the beta right here, however there isn’t any date for when the app will truly be out there. Attending to Android earlier than Twitter has an opportunity to launch Periscope is certainly a very good tactic for Meerkat, though doing the identical on iOS hasn’t stopped the app from fading into insignificance. In response to analytics agency Topsy, Periscope streams have been roughly 3 times extra prevalent than Meerkat as of final week. Twitter has additionally confirmed that Periscope is on its option to Android “quickly,” so there is a good probability that it will launch on Android first anyway.