Mirrativ BETA, A Short Review
I downloaded and signed up for Mirrativ, a new social streaming app that is currently exclusive to Android
. I caught it while scrolling through +Android Authority
's feed here. I was asked to give it a quick rundown, so here goes.
For a beta, you really can't not be surprised at the quality of this app so far. I have a new Galaxy S6 that is already fully supported. It has a very nice and smooth Material Design intro, and the menus are clean and very Material as well. Unlike the new YouTube app update, Mirrativ keeps the left side drawer that we've come to know, and many of us have come to love.
This is a bright and active app. You have very nice whites and pastel greens. You also get to see thumbnails of what's currently going on in the network. You have 3 tabs that serve to help you navigate and find new broadcasters as well.
It's not without some hangups, however. The app has strict time restrictions in place currently. You're given a message that invites you to follow them on Twitter for live updates of when you'll be allowed to broadcast and stream again. They went with hours of availability as their system for testing. Well, for free
, I don't mind that. It was just a bit abrupt and unexpected.
Still, expect a pretty non intrusive and glass like interface to enjoy while broadcasting your screen
. Be sure to also have yourself dressed to impress, as your front shooter is sure to come on and show off your smile for your viewers. The interface itself is made of useful widgets that you can freely move without even long pressing. You are given a short messaging system for viewers who can't hear you on your mic, a settings key, and a resizable mirror view that you can turn off at your discretion.
Once you are queued, the app is hidden and you are returned to your homescreen with some company. You can start with the 'record button' like widget normally stationed at the bottom of the screen, and stop with that same widget. This is also where you'll find the aforementioned widgets for the first time, just to be clear. After ending your broadcast, you're quickly transitioned back into the full on app.
I noticed no overheating, no abnormal power consumption, no juddering or dropped frames, no bugs whatsoever, honestly. Of course, take that with a grain of salt, as each user's experience is unique, as are their device setups. So far, this one's a keeper and in its infancy. Jump on while there's enough room to build your popularity - if you're into that kind of thing - or just to become well acquainted with the early adopters before they become big stars.
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PSA: If enough attention and support are received, I will consider starting a pure tech blog where I'll review as many new things as I can get my hands on.