After the launch in March 2015, a Twitter-acquired live streaming app Periscope has instantly gained a crazy popularity among Twitter users, crushing its major competitor, Meerkat, and reaching 10-million accounts mark over the course of 4 months. No wonder that now many want to follow their success.
The idea behind Periscope is letting people broadcast live footage to any of their Twitter or Periscope followers via a mobile device. Viewers can tap on screen sending a “heart” to show they like a broadcaster’s video or leave a comment via Twitter. By now, Periscope allows users to save and re-share their streams and doesn’t even require a Twitter account to stream video at all.