Posted By RichC on June 20, 2015
Users had some fun with a few of the Twitter Periscope programmers this past week in participating in their Mad Libs update copy for the App Store. In keeping with geeky humor (see the “Peter” joke), the jovial staff decided to include 900 of their users in the live update of Periscope Version 1.1.1. Each of the words and names included were pick from “live” scope and used in the Apple App Store description.
I enjoyed seeing my “YeeHaw!” exclamation include as it was great fun, even for an old self-proclaimed techie … on the other hand, Mad Libs predates me!
By Twitter, Inc.
Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. The more hearts you get, the higher they flutter on the screen.—
[+] REPLAY: When your broadcast is over, you can make it available for replay so viewers can watch later. Viewers can replay your broadcast with comments and hearts to relive the full experience. Replays currently last 24 hours. You can delete your replay at any time.
[+] PRIVATE: If you want to broadcast to specific people, press the lock icon before going live and choose who you want to invite to your broadcast.
[+] TWITTER: You can choose to share your Periscope broadcasts on Twitter by tapping the bird icon before you start broadcasting. When you go live, you’ll tweet a link so that your Twitter followers can watch on the web (or in the app)
[+] MANAGE NOTIFICATIONS: Periscope will suggest people for you to follow based on your Twitter network. You can always follow new people, or unfollow them if you don’t want to be notified when they go live. You can also adjust notification preferences in Periscope Settings (in Profile)
[+] HEARTS: Periscope keeps track of how many hearts you get from your viewers. The more hearts, the higher you get in the “Most Loved” list.
What’s New in Version 1.1.1
Mad Libs for this version were •lovely• composed LIVE by Periscope’s •flower• community:
[+] The next time you think, “•Yeehaw!• If Mrs. •Andie• •Pennington• misses this, she’ll •jump•…”, fear not! You can now copy the share URL for any live broadcast/replay and •squat• it directly to her.
[+] Are you sometimes confused when tapping your •deltoids• to •frolic• hearts alongside countless others? It’s now easier to distinguish your own hearts from everyone else’s.
Other •adorable• changes:
– Improvements to how we sync comments for replays.
– Fixed a weird rotation bug that was happening for certain iPad users.
– Fixed a bug where you couldn’t double tap to flip the camera while broadcasting (if you were on the list of viewers)
– Fixed a bug where "blank" broadcasts would occasionally appear at (0,0) on the map.
– Fixed a bug where the in broadcast map would not be centered on the broadcaster’s location.
– Fixed some crashes that were happening to users on the map.
Have •foxes• or •nuclei•? We love hearing from you. Get help at help.periscope.tv.