Periscope

Explore the world through someone else's eyes

Tech ProductsGolden Kitty 2015
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Reviews

 
  • Pros: 

    I am a huge fan of Periscope... I really enjoy the aspect to microblogging while on vacation and sharing with friends.

    Cons: 

    It is a learning curve in some sense but nothing that should prevent you from joining the site.

    After college Periscope enabled my family and friends to keep us in touch with the "microblogging" our vacations.

Discussion

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Bram Kanstein (@bramk)@bramk · Creator of @startupstash
Dil-Dominé Jacobe Leonares@fsxdil · Founder, Future Sports X
@bramk hahaha!
Lee Fuller@leeful_hi5 · CEO @ Flaunt Digital
@bramk ha, awesome.
Ben RubinHiring@benrbn · Co-founder, Life On Air Inc
@Kayvz this thing is beautiful! Huge congrats to the team. Everything looks so slick and thoughtful; zoom in/out, orientation agnostic and specifically the hearts which are our team's favorite! Beautiful product 🎉🎉🎉
Austen Allred@austenallred · co-founder, Lambda School (YC S17)
@Kayvz @benrbn Damn Ben makes it hard to not be rooting for Meerkat
Adam O'Kane@adamokane · product strategist & writer
@benrbn Gracious responses to both the "little guy" who was working on a competitor and gave it up, and THE direct competitor with all the backing in the world. Impressive.
Martin Bavio@mbavio · Full Stack Designer
@Kayvz @benrbn Come on, Ben, you need to be a bit less likeable.
Kayvon Beykpour
Maker
Hiring
@kayvz · Co-Founder & CEO, Periscope App
@Kayvz @benrbn Thanks man. Let's get together! It's tempting to dogfood and meet over Meerscope, but I say we do it the old fashioned way :) By the way, one of the most serendipitous things that I find fascinating is how both of our metaphors (the Meerkat & the Periscope) share the same characteristic of peering up/down/side-to-side. Feels like telepathy, or as you call it, "spontaneous togetherness" that we share such a similar metaphor. <3
Ben RubinHiring@benrbn · Co-founder, Life On Air Inc
@Kayvz agreed! :-) pinging you now we should def grab breakfast!
Vijay Sivaji@vjnotes · Head of UX @AbraGlobal
@Kayvz @benrbn Wow, guys! Hope you guys #Meerscope that meeting :)
alex kwon@alexyoungkwon · oneminute
@Kayvz @benrbn Just fell in love with the phrase. "spontaneous togetherness." That's the phrase I was looking for on the teleportation apps.
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
@Kayvz @benrbn upvote this comment if you want to see @benrbn and @kayvz live AMA over meerscope / recorded for PH podcast w/ @rrhoover + myself. the positivity/encouragement/collaboration/mutual admiration of craft -- this is one reason why i love our industry.
Ben Lang
Hunter
@benln · Spoke
Nice timing :) http://meerkatapp.co/appmeerkat/... (7 hours to go)
Irving Torres@irvingtorresyc · Freelance Designer
@benln oh boy
Ben Lang
Hunter
@benln · Spoke
I wonder if anyone will Periscope the Meerkat team meerkating its funding announcement.
Paul Prins@paulprins · Founder - Fresh Vine
@benln one can only hope. At least with Periscope you can watch it if you miss it.
Dil-Dominé Jacobe Leonares@fsxdil · Founder, Future Sports X
@benln @paulprins $14m at a 40m valuation from Greylock (dont quote me) but ya time to pivot boys! Meerkat Roulette
Ashley Bloom@ashtraybroom
@benln lol, ubermeta
Steve RAFFNER@steveraffner · Senior Innovation Consultant
@benln ... oh my god they killed kenny you bastards
Jim Carter IIIHiring@noinput · Cause Hacker
@benln |LIVE NOW| #inception
Kayvon Beykpour
Maker
Hiring
@kayvz · Co-Founder & CEO, Periscope App
hey guys, Kayvon here. I'm co-founder (along with Joe Bernstein) & CEO of Periscope. So excited to share what we've been working on with you guys. Happy to answer any questions you guys might have. I've long been an admirer of Product Hunt, so I'm excited to have something close to my heart on here finally :)
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@kayvz Appreciate you will get lots of questions today, especially with the live streaming frenzy that is going on recently.... any idea when the Twitter integration will be live? I want to stream an event for my company in 45 minutes haha
Kayvon Beykpour
Maker
Hiring
@kayvz · Co-Founder & CEO, Periscope App
@bentossell yep, Twitter integration will be live around 7am PST (the original time of our launch). Looks like our app store link was discovered quite a few hours earlier than we would have hoped, hence the delay there :) sorry about that!
Eric Metelka@eric3000 · Product Manager, PowerReviews
@kayvz Hi, Kayvon. I was wondering if you could tell me a bit about how you and your team is handling the media attention focused on Periscope. It's a very unique situation. Not many apps launch to such buzz and a manufactured horse-race against a close competitor (I don't believe this is a winner take all scenario). Do you guys talk about Meerkat internally? Embrace the media attention? Block it all out? Is it exciting or scary? How do you keep your team focused and productive with all this going on?
Brock@brockneilson · Anomaly
@kayvz will you at some point be able to schedule broadcasts on periscope? One of the biggest complaints I've heard is people have never even seen a live stream because they click a dead link.. (Different since periscope records) I've found its nice to be able to alert followers prior to so they can join.
Kayvon Beykpour
Maker
Hiring
@kayvz · Co-Founder & CEO, Periscope App
@eric3000 Hey Eric, I appreciate the question. The situation has felt really bizarre. Our preference would have been to stay heads down and under the radar until we launched. We'd rather have our product speak for itself. Having the acquisition be public for even a couple weeks just builds unintended hype and anticipation, which leads to all kinds of judgement, distraction and expectation. It's really weird working on something for a year, and then having people judge it without you having really been ready to share it yet. But given how much media attention Twitter gets generally, it was unavoidable for the press to write about rumors once news of the deal leaked. All that being said, we really just tried to zone it out as much as possible and remind ourselves that we've been working hard on something for awhile, and that we owed it to ourselves to focus for the home stretch without getting caught up in the juicy dialogue in the media.
Kayvon Beykpour
Maker
Hiring
@kayvz · Co-Founder & CEO, Periscope App
@brockneilson Hey Brock. Early on in our development we actually had a notion of "scheduled broadcasts". Our theory was that scheduling something in advance 1) solves the "empty state" problem where users could at least see upcoming content even if nothing was live right now and 2) you could build an audience and try and solve for the "nobody is around to watch my broadcast because they didn't have a heads up" problem. So this existed in Periscope for awhile, but we ultimately decided to take it out for a few reasons: 1) We found that the # of subscribers to an upcoming broadcasts didn't really drive actual viewership of that broadcast, as compared to the # of viewers that would join spontaneously. 2) Simplicity. One less flow to worry about (choosing an upcoming date, subscriber UI, etc) We certainly may revisit this decision later, especially since our #1 observation could have just been a function of a small sample size (beta!). But I'd say we're even more comfortable with our v1 approach because we found Replays, as a feature, to be a really helpful part of solving the "dead link" problem.
Dustin LaMont@dustinlamont · UX Designer at Blue Shield of California
@kayvz great work man. I can't wait to check this app out. So much polish. Well done.
Irving Torres@irvingtorresyc · Freelance Designer
Wow. That was quick.
Gokhan Celiker@goceli · Founder, WeSnap
@irvingtorresyc yeah! Today I played with Periscope and became a "MOST LOVED" user. My learnings: -People start watching from recent periscopes, and keep watching if it's good. That's the only way to get 20+ people to watch you. -Walks: I walked to lunch, kept the camera focus to what I was doing and people were like: "This is real". They told me to put more & more pepper. And I did :) -Unexpected stuff: I was offering my ice cream to random people on campus. Everyone was happy. -Strong following on Twitter helps a lot! I don't have it, but the MOST LOVED list is full of them. -Meta stuff works as usual: Periscope inside Periscope. -Cats! (big surprise) Hope it helps you guys!
Jim Carter IIIHiring@noinput · Cause Hacker
@irvingtorresyc don't think they had a choice!