What is this Meerkat App?
If you use social media, watch TV or read the news then I think you might have heard of the Meerkat App by now its been the buzzword for weeks, since the launch of the app on the 10th of March. If you haven’t and you keep reading you will find out all about it.
The Meerkat app – is a free live streaming app which connects your phone directly to Twitter – its all about Tweeting live video and live streaming on the move it seems is very popular, its just crazy how easy it is to get set up and streaming to all of your twitter followers.
Some people might say so this technology isn’t new – but what is new is that it is integrated with Twitter I believe, however it does seem that maybe Twitter isn’t very happy about Meerkat because it has its own live streaming app – Periscope – who knew?
So, its easy to live stream from your mobile with Meerkat app :- When you are ready to stream all you do is press one button on the app and your stream appears on Twitter and people can watch on any device, even on the web. When you reply to the tweet the tweets appear on the person stream so that they can reply. To me its a cross between Justsayin app which was intergrated with twitter ( and at the moment isn’t running due to funding 🙁 if you know someone with lots of money let me know ) and Twitch and I love both – so its very exciting and as Hillel would say its an “unbelievable phenomenon ” especially when you see how well the Meerkat App has done in such a short time with even no PR.
Meerkat started off as an experiment and has exploded since then with celebrities such as Jimmy Fallon who streamed to 4000 people with no strains on the super servers it seems – and others like entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki streaming live on Twitter – according to Mashable ten days ago app had at least 150’000 users, it has to have at least doubled since then.
Hillel was asking the question on twitter do all people want to streamlive ? Its not something I am keen to do all of the time but there will be occasions when I need to have that option and I do want to watch, so its still very important to me.
The app is only available on the iPhone and iPad at the moment but as you will hear in the video android is coming very soon.
Hillel Fuld interviews the co founder of Meerkat App
In this interview Hillel talks to who he calls the brains behind Meerkat – Uri Haramati, Uri says “No no no!” to this and so Hillel tells us that Uri is the Head of Product and Co Founder of Meerkat, the founder being Ben Rubin.
I won’t tell you what is in the video but there are a few shocking revelations and some very interesting facts… it takes a little while to load, thanks Facebook- but if you read all of the above it should be ready to play 🙂
In case you missed my interview with Uri Haramati, the brains behind Meerkat app, here is the full video!Some highlights:- Android is coming soon. Very soon. They're working on it now. (Cc Christina Warren)- Scaling up to the level that Jimmy Fallon can live stream to over 4,000 people took years of research and development. – The team hasn't slept in two weeks. – Many more gemsWatch!
Posted by Hillel Fuld on Wednesday, 25 March 2015
I hope you enjoyed my blog post with the video – Hillel Fuld interviews the co founder of Meerkat App as much as I did, and I hope to see much more.
PS – I had permission from Hillel to use this video.