Twitch Goes Mobile

Twitch today announced the release of the mobile software development kit, which will let developers add livestreaming and screen capturing to mobile games. In addition to broadcasting gameplay and audio, the Twitch SDK allows video and audio capture from the phone itself, meaning that gamers can still get themselves on camera, as many do online already. The mobile SDK also provides for the ability to upload and share video, while simultaneous video archiving is also included – a feature currently only available through Twitch’s PC offering. Twitch’s mobile app has been installed over 10 million times, with an even split between Android and iOS, meaning that the company has a readily accessible mobile market. Though no date has been confirmed, the product will be on the market soon. For the most successful social gaming network, the step to mobile seems obvious, if extremely potent.