Meerkat 1.1 gains better search, in-app streaming alerts and other enhancements

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Meerkat, an app which kicked off the live broadcasting craze by letting you stream live video from your iPhone to all of your Twitter followers at once, has released its first major update since its App Store debut a little more than two weeks ago.

The app is now more stable and user friendly and comes with nearly a dozen improvements related to searching, following other people, getting notified about their activity, discovering new streams and more.

In addition to fixing tons of bugs related to audio and video sync, rotation issues and crashes, the update delivered the following goodies:

Meerkat 1.1 highlights:

  • Recommended people to follow in Search.
  • Opt out of comments posting to Twitter as @replies.
  • Follow new users from inside the stream.
  • In-app notifications when multiple people you follow begin streaming.
  • Ability to retweet scheduled streams from the app.
  • Now you can discover new streams based on what your friends like, retweet and subscribe to.
  • Share your profile to Twitter from the feed and let others easily follow you
  • Improved Search

The previous maintenance update to Meerkat has enabled a richer feed, in-app tutorial and the ability to search any follow any user.

Released on the App Store on March 11, 2015, Meerkat uses your Twitter credentials to your Twitter credentials to let you live stream video directly to your followers on the micro-blogging service.

But Meerkat’s future is anything but given as Twitter itself released a live streaming app of its own, Periscope, which in its initial release doesn’t take advantage of Twitter’s back end and vast user base the way Meerkat does.

The 15-megabyte app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later.

Download Meerkat free in the App Store.