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May 2, 2015

state of the real time broadcasting market : Persicope vs Meerkat

"  who is leading the real time streaming  app market"
"comparison of periscope vs meerkat"



With live streaming being the major  big technology  for the masses, there's a lot of curiosity on how this technology works.And right in the centre of the battle between the now nascent real time broadcasting market lies mainly 2 big players .Pericope which was purchased by Twitter recently for $100million and Meerkat

Periscope and Meerkat both are a kind of mobile teleportation service. It let users livestream whatever was happening around them for anyone who wanted to watch. Instead of Youtube, where a viewing experience was passive,  Aps like these  are active and in real time broadcast , interact, engage where users could ask questions and interact in real time basis Real time broadcasting is not necessarily a new technology, but its finally become  easier and sustainable for ordinary users to use this tool to broadcasting themselves  in  accebile to the masses such a easy way

 The chart shows the the difference between these 2 apps.The major difference is Meerkat is just 13 weeks weeks into development, while periscope has been in the offing for a year now .

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.