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Periscope for Windows Phone works thanks to Telescope

by Jacob Kleinman | March 27, 2015March 27, 2015 9:00 pm PDT

Periscope may be the hot new app/network this week, but if you don’t own an iPhone it won’t do you much good. The Twitter-owned company is already hard at work on a version for Android, but Windows Phone fans will likely have to rely on third-party apps to get the Periscope experience.

Thankfully, one developer has already created a pretty decent Periscope clone for Windows Phone called Telescope. You can download it for free today, though for now the app only lets you sign up, follow other people and watch their live streams. It’s missing a ton of features including search, settings controls, profiles, messages and hearts, and the ability to create your own broadcasts, though Telescope’s creator says that’s all coming soon.

Visually it looks like a pretty perfect Periscope clone, but we doubt it’s quite as polished and slick as the real thing. Hopefully Telescope will rollout more features soon, though it’s also possible Twitter could find a way to cut off the app’s access. The social network isn’t exactly a friend to third-party developers who don’t play by its rules, putting Telescope in a pretty precarious position.

For now you can hit the source link below to try Telescope for yourself on any device running Windows Phone 8.1.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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