Live Video Streaming for Dating Websites and Apps

Jun 14, 2016

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Live video streaming on mobile is a popular idea worldwide, seeing as the technology is advanced enough to support it.

Momo, one of China’s leading social apps, has launched a live broadcasting platform and claims to have reached almost 30 million monthly active users.

Facebook is seeing ‘incredible adoption and engagement with the new format‘.

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Do you think your dating app (and site) members would enjoy a live streaming opportunity as well?

This feature can be implemented in a number of ways. It is possible to connect your app to the YouTube Live Streaming API, and your site members will be able to create YouTube Live Streaming events and stream them.

It is also possible to set up your own server to handle the streaming from start to finish.

Letting people record and save their streams for later preview might be a nice option if someone wanted to catch up but did not have the time.

This is the list of some basic functions:

– Streamer launches a broadcast (and possibly starts text chat with viewers)
– Viewer selects a streamer from the list of all live streams and starts viewing and chatting
– Viewer can like and follow a streamer so next time they are online, push notifications are sent
– Viewer can share bonuses or some type of virtual currency with the streamer they prefer so that the streamer may later convert it into real money
– Streamer and viewer can start a one-on-one video call

What do you think? Share your thoughts with us!

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