Meerkat, the tiny startup video streaming application, such as Twitter’s Periscope, has finally arrived on Android as a beta program. Meerkat is asking for beta testers to help them develop the app for Android.
For anyone unfamiliar with the application, let’s take a second to explain what it is. It’s roughly equal to the experience of Snapchat, except instead of only having 15 second videos, you can stream live content to the world. Various celebrities, bloggers, and even the general public have become part of, what until now, has been an iPhone only application. Software like this has been wanted on Android for awhile now, and here it is.
It’s unclear how many people will be able to participate in the beta program. However it’s becoming crystal clear that the video message application that made a ruckus on iOS is headed for a head-on competition with Twitter’s Periscope streaming video application. Although Periscope is still limited to iOS, it won’t be long before the video message war is on, AGAIN. Anyone’s guess who the winner is going to be, but it will be fun to watch.
If anyone is interested please go to the Google form. You will need an email address, Twitter handle, and a full name in order to sign-up.