#Periscope: What Does the Future Hold for Twitter’s Popular Live-Streaming App?

SocialTimes chatted with some of the most powerful and influential Periscopers to find out where the app goes from here.

At the recent Periscope Community Summit in San Francisco, hundreds of Periscope stars and watchers gathered to talk about what the app means to them and how they can grow through the app.

Periscope has grown tremendously, and as more celebrities catch on, the trend doesn’t show signs of stopping. But what’s next for the app, which is now a deeper part of the Twitter experience (at least for iOS users)?

The summit hosted several Periscope employees, who talked about life with Twitter and the challenges of building out the app. Pablo Jablonski, an iOS engineer, discussed the rocketship ride:

It’s been less than a year, and getting from then to now is something we couldn’t have expected. The vision of allowing people to broadcast from wherever they are as easy as possible, and letting people see that and experience that… and we still have more to do.

SocialTimes chatted with some of the most powerful and influential Periscopers — such as artist Amanda Oleander, social maven Brian Fanzo and viral media personality Lizza Monet Morales — to find out where the app goes from here.

Periscope Pioneers Discuss App’s Future from Social Times on Vimeo.

If you’re wondering who to follow on Periscope, here’s a list of the most popular broadcasters (stats accurate as of Jan. 12):

NameUsernameFollowersHeartsProfile
Amanda OleanderAmandaOleander524,82644,687,100https://www.periscope.tv/AmandaOleander
Howie Mandelhowiemandel143,67714,616,215https://www.periscope.tv/howiemandel
Kevin HartKevinHart4real467,3468,672,692https://www.periscope.tv/KevinHart4real
Ellen DeGeneresTheEllenShow990,9878,161,339https://www.periscope.tv/TheEllenShow
John MayerJohnMayer115,2864,529,357https://www.periscope.tv/JohnMayer
itsjudytimeitsjudytime75,4524,478,311https://www.periscope.tv/itsjudytime
Kaitlyn Bristowekaitlynbristowe43,6203,143,655https://www.periscope.tv/kaitlynbristowe
Jamie Foxxiamjamiefoxx166,4893,014,500https://www.periscope.tv/iamjamiefoxx
Jenna Mourey/MarblesJenna_Marbles147,1772,972,693https://www.periscope.tv/Jenna_Marbles
Jim GaffiganJimGaffigan166,9712,791,347https://www.periscope.tv/JimGaffigan
Cameron Dallascamerondallas208,7241,958,212https://www.periscope.tv/camerondallas
Nerdistnerdist130,4611,855,962https://www.periscope.tv/Jenna_Marbles
Justine Ezarikijustine77,7931,787,021https://www.periscope.tv/ijustine
Andy CohenAndy115,3531,675,318https://www.periscope.tv/Andy
Ricky Martinricky_martin170,3851,505,564https://www.periscope.tv/ricky_martin

Readers: How do you think Periscope will change live-streaming in 2016?