- Nov 27, 2012
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Periscope is a live video streaming app for iOS and Android which was purchased by Twitter for a reported $100 million in March 2015. At the end of the same month, Twitter officially relaunched the application on iOS under its own App Store account.
After a successful launch among iOS users, the app now features a map view, allowing users to find new streams based on location instead of a list. The new map view should make it easier to follow breaking news events and find streams just in the areas you're interested in. Here's how the official changelog of the new version sounds like:
- New ‘Map’ section added to Periscope which lets you explore live broadcasts from around the world on a zoomable map. Tap ‘Map’ from the ‘Global’ section to access a live view of top location-enabled broadcasts from around the world.
- Replays are now instantly available - no need to wait for a replay to upload after broadcasting (you may still delete a replay from the ‘Home’ feed).
- You can now share the link to a broadcast you’re watching on Twitter.
- Periscope is now localized in 29 languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Korean, Russian, Turkish, Portuguese, Dutch, Indonesian, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, Thai, Arabic, Czech, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Malay, Romanian, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.