Meerkat pops it's head up on Android with public beta

When Meerkat was soft-launched earlier this year, it caught the Twittersphere's attention in a big way. Then Twitter cut Meerkat off from its social graph for a hot minute, which came just ahead of Periscope landing on the scene. With Twitter taking the live-streaming reigns, many figured Meerkat was going to be a 'fun fact' in the history of streaming apps. Instead, Meerkat is branching out, and has announced a public beta for Android, which is wide open for anyone who is interested in trying Meerkat out.

Meerkat was always coming to Android, and now is as good a time as any to make the move. As Twitter's Periscope sidelined Meerkat on iOS, the company was bound to focus on Android, where users are a bit scorned at the lack of live-streaming apps available.

Interestingly enough, Meerkat is only offering the chance to test, and hasn't said how many they'll let in. We don't know if it's just going to be wide open for all, or if Meerkat will hold some sort of lottery, or just add users incrementally until it's not really beta anymore.

At some point, Meerkat can expect Periscope to once again peer over their shoulder and make a splash on Android. We don't know when that will be, but maybe it'll be the same for Android as it was on iOS; Meerkat's presence might push the Periscope team to get their Java (or Python) house in order.

If you're interested in testing Meerkat for Android, you can sign up via the link below.

Source: Meerkat

Via: Mashable