- Livestreaming app Periscope reached one million users in its first 10 days
- The platform is now available for Android devices
- The app can provide an inside look at news events around the globe
- It also raises a host of ethical and legal issues
(CNN)It's May 2, and in London, the Duchess of Cambridge has entered St. Mary's hospital to give birth to her second child. CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster is waiting just outside in a crowded press area. He can't do much on TV until the baby is born. Instead, he turns to his phone -- clamped to a mini-tripod perched atop a trash bin -- and chats with thousands of royal fans via livestreaming app Periscope.
- Nope, no need to turn your phone -- the app is optimized for vertical video.
- Stream something you have a unique view of. Top of a mountain? Exclusive event? Remote city? Yes please.
- ...But don't broadcast anything you don't have permission to show! (This means you, Game of Thrones fans.)
- Let viewers direct the broadcast. Answer questions; show them something again if they've missed it.
- Archive your broadcasts so people can view them up to 24 hours after they were live.