Meerkat stops offering apps for video streaming

Oct

3

2016

Meerkat has stopped offering its video streaming apps. The once popular service was facing a strong decline in interest, and also the makers have shifted their attention to other services.

Meerkat / Meerkat On his Twitter account showed a founder of the company behind Meerkat know that the software is no longer available in the Play Store for Android and the App Store for iOS. Also, the Twitter account taken offline for Meerkat, which support the video streaming service officially appears to have put stop.

Despite the sudden pull of offline applications, the makers have been some time since shifted their attention to other software, as did co-founder Ben Rubin on opposite TechCrunch. So Life on Air, the company behind Meerkat, now mainly on House parties, also an app for video. The idea is that a group of up to eight people together can stream video, when they are together online. Meanwhile, this service would have been nearly one million users.

The story behind Meerkat is remarkable. The software last year was immensely popular in a short time after a lot of attention at the SXSW festival. Shortly thereafter Meerkat However, faced with competition from Periscope. The latter was acquired by Twitter, and was able to integrate with the social networking site to reach a larger audience. Then it went rapidly downhill Meerkat.

Earlier this year did Meerkat another attempt to change tactics by the service to transform into a social network. But that proved to be unsuccessful.

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