Ok, has most of you guys know already from my past posts, that I am pretty much obsessed, yes, I think it has escalated to an obsession, with live streaming apps and software. I just think they have so much potential, and now with internet speeds going up globally, as well as the hardware/infrastructure improving, live streaming is going to take off like a rocket.
Most of the live streaming apps and sites that I have mentioned have mostly focused on the English speaking population around the world, but I wanted to see what else was out there, and if it was non-English speaking, how it compares. Well, as some of you may know, I spent almost 12 years in China, so I thought to search for a Chinese live streaming app from the Google Play store, and I found one.
The name of the app is UpLive, and it’s a splitting image from the app Live.Me, but kind of “dumbed down” a bit. Seeing as how Live.Me is a Chinese company, it stands to reason that this Uplive streaming app is from the same developer. The thing is, on the surface it might look like that, but we all know the Chinese love their replicas and copycat stuff, so, it might have just been another company ripping up Live.Me’s style. Who knows, and who cares.
Anyways, I downloaded the app, and went about testing it out to see how it was. Well, I kept crashing just before going live, so, not sure what that means. My tablet isn’t the greatest, and neither is my internet, when it comes to live streaming, so, who knows why it crashes EVERY TIME I try to live stream. It’s too bad, as I really wanted to give it a go and see the reaction of the mostly Asian crowd there.
So if I couldn’t stream, I wanted to see other streamers who were. Most of them were young Asian girls, with a scattering of Asian guys. I tried speaking English with them, but most of them, read, all of them, were not into it. I understand Mandarin, and they were saying speak Chinese, and stuff like that. So I got off not too long after that.
To sum it up, it’s a decent app, but it lacks quite a bit of the features that you are used to from the Live.Me app, but in the a pinch, to connect with a bunch of Asians on the other side of the planet, it’s good enough. So, if you are ever in the market of finding some Asians out there in the internet world, why not give it UpLive a try?