Periscope, the video-streaming app on iOS and Android devices, is undoubtedly the success of the century – but it has some serious failings, which we plan to address.
The figures speak for themselves.
Four months after it launched on March 26, 2015, on August 2 the Periscope app surpassed 10 million accounts. That equates to over 25 years of watched time live every day. It is now localised in 29 different languages.
It is not the only game in town, however. There is also Meerkat, which was launched a month ahead of Periscope. Like Periscope, Meerkat is big business, attracting over $12 million in funding.
So what’s not to like?
The big issue is that Periscope is not available on any of the billions of desktops running variants of the Windows operating system, nor on any Windows phone. (It can be run on…
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