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May 2, 2015

meerkat launched on android playstore gets 500,000 downloads in a day



After Twitter purchased it a few weeks ago, Periscope has finally been released to the public. It's a well-polished live-streaming app, but unlike Meerkat, Periscope streams can be viewed for up to 24 hours.

Live streaming  is the next buzz word ,going by the  SXSW  trends this year. Between the 4 big real time broadcasting  players Twitch,YouNow,Periscope and Meerkat, the ability to broadcast yourself in real-time is expected togrow mainstream by year end.

Meerkat was the first to garner big hype, however it lost that hype after the launch of Periscope.Both rely on Twitter for distribution, however the purchase of Periscope by Twitter gives it an edge and one up againts Meerkat However in a smart move Meerkat launched on Android play store yesterday   thereby getting the first mover advantage beating its larger rival . In the first day ofv its launch yesterday Meerkat got 100,000 and 500,000 download . It currently has over 1,200 reviews and an average rating of 2.5 stars. In contrast Periscope saw one million users sign up in the first ten days after launch.