The Periscope video streaming site logo is displayed on the screen of an iPhone.
Photograph by Chris Ratcliffe—Bloomberg Finance LP/Getty Images
By Claire Groden
December 10, 2015

Apple (appl) released its picks for the best iOS apps of the year on Wednesday, and the top app shouldn’t be a surprise. The live-streaming video app, Periscope, netted ten million users by August this year since the product launched at the end of March.

“This game-changer made sharing and watching live videos an instant obsession,” said Apple in announcing the winner. The runner-up was photo editing app Enlight.

“When we launched Periscope this past March, we had no idea what to expect,” Periscope said on its blog. “We certainly hoped people would like what we had built, and would find value in using it. But we never expected our idea would be supported this much, or grow this fast.”

Before Periscope launched earlier this year, it was snapped up by Twitter (twtr) for more than $86 million.


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