Periscope, just dramatically increased their way to capture market share in live video streaming by releasing an application for Android.  We will be demoing the product on air tomorrow on 103.7 New’s Talk FM.  Follow me on Twitter @nathanneil for more information!

Periscope announced the launch in a blog post saying:

“When we started Periscope, we wanted to build the closest thing to teleportation — by providing users with the best way to start or watch a live video broadcast. As a small startup, our initial launch was limited to just iOS, but we’ve been working really hard to craft an experience that feels special on Android, yet still unmistakably Periscope. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of Periscope on Android!”

Periscope in its first week on iOS was downloaded a million times, but current usage of the app is estimated to be 0.5% of US smart phone users.  While that statistic is low, it is also a concept that has only be widely available over the last two months and to one mobile OS.  I personally look for this statistic to steadily rise as more users become aware of the live streaming application and its availability on both platforms.

Periscope has a solid backing, being owned by Twitter, who has 236 million active users a month!


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