Today we are going to look into an interesting topic. What are you all thinking? What an interesting topic! Guess!!!
Okay, I tell. Today, we will talk about video streaming apps. We will talk about the popular app for streaming. This is a fact that you can have an opportunity to get closer to others with the help of mobile video streaming app.
What do you think? What else can be done with video streaming apps? Yes, you can travel without going out, get to know new things, meet new people, see your relatives sitting away and much more. And it’s something really, really amazing!
There are many apps but we will figure out some good about creating video streaming apps-
First, you need to pick a platform. It can be iOS, Android, Windows phone, etc. the video streaming application can be native or hybrid. Native one is an application designed for a specific platform. And a hybrid one is an application that is supported on multiple platforms simultaneously. Let’s talk about MVP features.
Registration of an account is an important task in any application. It is done with the use of a mobile number or e-mail address and password. A forgotten password recovery function by e-mail or a mobile message will be required. The user can log in through various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
This is something about the user’s personal information, so we have to see what information should be added like –
- Date of Birth,
- E-mail address,
Initially, video can be made in single version means it cannot be stored on the server, we can’t watch it again.
To make it watchable further, we need to implement the function of watching broadcasts, for this, we need a larger storage.
We can understand it in detail. The broadcasting stream passes through the server, gets converted, and then it can be run on the subscriber’s device. And then, the video is uploaded to the server and is stored for little time. Duration of the time depends on the size of the storage and after that, it will be deleted automatically.
Comments is another important feature to make your video streaming app popular. Comments can be implemented in a different way. It may be taking feedback, putting a like counter.
It is an attractive way to know what people like. They can express their opinion, we can have feedback about how they liked it so that we can improve the quality of broadcasts for the further development of the application. We will get to know the possibilities and interests of the targeted audience, like if they are having a low internet connection then what can be done so that it can run in low quality or speed also.
Search is a necessary tool to improve the quality of our app. For this, we can implement different search filters –
- By age,
- By location,
- By topics,
- By interests,
- By popularity, etc.
Using the above filters, the user will easily find what he wants to watch staying connected to your application for longer.
As this feature sounds how important it is. How beautifully it is designed, how convenient it is, how clear it is? This feature can be improved by taking feedback of users. There is no tailormade idea to make an app but the most popular trends must be included in your app. Put some innovative ideas that can make your app stand out from the rest.
As we all know everyone has its own feelings, emotions. Maybe, sometimes the user doesn’t want to show its broadcasts to everyone. Sometimes, he wants to show it to his family only, sometimes, it may be his friends only. So, to avoid that disclosing for everyone, we need to add a feature, privacy settings. As to whom they are willing to share their video:
- One single person,
- A list of people, etc.
Notifications and schedule
By getting push-notifications, when some interesting broadcast begins, the user’s life becomes much comfortable. It does not matter if he is on the app at the moment, broadcast starts, for this we can add schedule feature. So, the user is at his convenience to watch. He can schedule broadcasts.
It was a short guide on how to create live video streaming app. Maybe, some features are untouched but mentioned above are strong enough to develop your app. Most important, your app is being developed for the user so, it must be user-friendly. It is not easy to develop a mobile app. But if we follow some guidelines then it may become a great success.
Poonam Agarwal is an experienced content writer at TechinGenious – A Web & Mobile app development company. I am writing from past 3 years. I love to express my views through writing. I am a day to day writer and an athlete when I am not writing.
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