Meerkat and Periscope are the two hot social apps of the moment. They are in competition with each other with the purpose of allowing you to live stream your video to the world. Both apps are not new, but didn’t get much media attention until Meerkat became a break out hit at the recent SXSW festival. Riding along the hype, Twitter launched Periscope last week which it bought in January.
So it’s Meerkat vs Periscope and apparently the battle is still on-going as to which app would eventually become ‘the’ live broadcasting app. Judging by the App Store app ranking, Periscope is currently leading.
It is still early days to say if live streaming app will become as popular as chat app or Instagram. Give them a try. Please note that when using the apps, you are broadcasting video over the Internet, which by tech is data intensive. It is not a good idea to broadcast often if you have a limited data plan.