Facebook is trying to change everyone into renowned presenters when most people just want close friends know what they’re up to. That’s why Facebook’s former product manager for Live, Vadim Lavrusik, decamped from the social network to takeoff his own video streaming iOS app called Alively.
Alively: Live Video Streaming App for iOS Users
With a camera home screen, Alively permits you choose limited friends who’ll get the link to your narrowcast. They can then see your HD video in Alively or on the mobile web. Instead of directing on real-time streaming, Alively video comes across 10 to 30 seconds late.
Friends will not only get a more theatrical window into your life. But the videos are sharp enough to be saved. You can save them in Alively’s cloud so they don’t take all your phone’s memory. In reality, Alively will prompt you to upload your present videos to clear space.
Alively expects that by discarding the public streaming to which Facebook Live and Periscope default, you’ll be less wary about hurdling in front of the camera. There’s no Likes, only comments. In place of locking you into a social network, it’s made around your phone contacts, identical how Snapchat started.
“We want people to live in the moment rather than focus on how many likes they’re getting.”
“Teens on Instagram will post a photo and delete it if it doesn’t get enough Likes in a time period. We want to bring back the purity of sharing.”
To deposit that vision, Alively has elevated $800,000 in seed subsidy from some of the highest early-stage social stockholders, Greylock and SV Angel.
If Alively would have been hurled a year or two ago, afore Periscope and Facebook Live began to rule the escalating mobile live streaming market, it could have done wonders.
The problem is that if other platforms get better at narrowcasting, it could shut out Alively. Though privacy, HD video and freeing up phone space are robust marketing arguments. Still Alively will have to assure the world of the ecstasies of close friend live streaming to prosper.
iOS users can download the app by visiting: App Store