Twitter launches Periscope for Android users

The wait for the Android users to use Periscope is finally over now as Twitter has also launched the live streaming app for Android platform.

The new app contains many of the same features found in the iOS version, but with a few Android exclusives.

In addition to more granular notification controls than found in the iPhone version, there’s a new “return to broadcast” feature that helps get viewers back to a stream after being interrupted by a phone call, text or other pesky distraction, Engadget.com reported.

The notification setting includes the ability to opt in or out of alerts when a followed user goes live, shares a broadcast or when a user gets a new follower.

The Return to Broadcasts feature places a notification on the Android home screen when viewing a feed is interrupted by a call or other item.

When the viewer is done doing whatever it is that stopped them from watching a feed, they tap the alert and the app loads the feed they were previously watching.

The app supports KitKat 4.4 and later which made development “significantly easier” since it surfaces more of the hardware encoding and video APIs.

It also has Material Design elements of Lollipop 5.0 including a dedicated broadcast button instead of a broadcast tab found in iOS. In fact, on the Android version of the app you can swipe back and forth between tabs.

IANS