According to USA today Apple announced that Periscope is the App of the YEAR! In past years, other app of the year winners have been the brain-training game Elevate(2014), and Duolingo (2013) the free and fabulous app for language learning. I first witnessed the frenzy over Periscope at ISTE 2015, it was mentioned in every other conversation out of the Bloggers Cafe. Although I am an early adopter, I have to admit I never did use Periscope or review it, I don’t even like sharing photos on Instagram, let alone videos. My age is showing.
Periscope launched in March, but had already been snapped up by Twitter for $86 million shortly before the debut. The app, which is available for Apple and Android devices, has been downloaded over 10 million times. Using it is simple: You open the app, click broadcast, title your subject, start recording and now your Twitter followers can tune right into your video feed.
Kayvon Beykpour, the dev of Periscope stated, “We wanted to build a teleportation device. We wanted you to see the natural wonders of the world from the comfort of your couch. We want you to feel like you’re there.” Kayvon used to head up Blackboard, the mobile app made for organizing student’s digital learning experiences. Hey, maybe he would like to help out an educational site that has been a labor of love and perseverance, what do you think? His “about me page” states email me front and center. Think I’ll do that!
READ the full USAtoday article HERE