LAUNCH Ticker reports:
Twitter-centric live video streaming app Meerkat launches on iOS; when user begins streaming, Twitter followers are notified & can click/tap through to view; followers w/ Meerkat installed get push notifications & can chat w/ other watchers; videos can be saved to phone but are not preserved by app
Just tried this out.
Very easy to get started live streaming.
When you start a live stream, it tweets out a link to your followers for you.
Oh but look, when you chat from the Meerkat iPhone app, each chat message gets sent out as a tweet.
The interface looks like this on my iPhone:
...and it looks like this to viewers watching on a browser.
There's a 21 second delay.
The image on my iPhone is a nice tall rectangle in portrait mode, but when looking at the stream in a browser, it's a square.
UPDATE - Asked on twitter and answered:
@stevegarfield there is some variability across browsers for our V1. Try watching on Safari instead :)— Ryan Cooley (@ryanpcooley) February 28, 2015
Your live stream does not get saved online, but you can save it to your camera roll.
Here's my live stream, uploaded to YouTube.
Audio here is not in sync. I wonder if the live stream was out of sync too.