04-10-2016 12:31 PM
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  1. wisienka's Avatar
    Hi there!

    I am developer that begins adventure with Windows 10 store apps - and to learn I have started to write YouTube client for Windows 10 mobile. Project started to be written for myself. I know that there are few good aps - but they are limmited in their free version (mostly annoying commercials), and their desing didn't match my expectations (I belive android app has room to improve).

    So I decided to write my own app and so far I have these functionalities:
    - home screen
    - search videos/profiles/playlists
    - watch videos (still finishing watching playlist - still not fully decided how to place element and whether use tabs or just scrollview)
    - login to google account (I have sub-project working just need to copy)

    Features that I'll start adding soon
    - all profile activities (like/comment/subscribe etc.)
    - upload videos

    What I want to add later:
    - background sound (locked screent/minimized app)
    - connecting to eg. android tv (I forgot the name of function)
    - live tile (no idea how to use them yet - show newest videos from subscriptions ?)
    - notifications

    Let me know if you would be interesed in this app (so I know if it's worth finishing) or what would you like to change/add. You feedback is much appreciated. Later I would like to write google drive app with similar UX.

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    PS: Forgot to remove My Channel - it has been moved to the bottom of navigation panel (entire panel is still subject to change).
    02-15-2016 04:34 AM
  2. AaronGraham's Avatar
    Your YouTube app looks very good! I would certainly be interested. I have sent you a PM with so more questions.
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    02-15-2016 07:09 AM
  3. KimRM's Avatar
    Looks neat. Clean, nice UI. Would absolutely be interested.
    Kshitij Kadiya and wisienka like this.
    02-15-2016 07:13 AM
  4. pureview_lvr's Avatar
    Your app seems interesting..
    Appreciate your work..
    Go ahead bro.....
    wisienka likes this.
    02-15-2016 07:16 AM
  5. wisienka's Avatar
    Thanks for cheering up! I forgot to mention that I do not plan to monetize app in any way. Looking forward to hearing what features you'd like from such app :)
    02-15-2016 07:19 AM
  6. CapoFantasma97's Avatar
    Up until now I don't find any real advantage over other apps.
    I personally use MetroTube which is free (and you only pay to support the dev) and has a better accessible contextual menu as you only need one swipe, rather than yours which requires to open the hamburger menu to find a crammed version.
    Also I would make use of bottom area for buttons, as it is way more accessible on mobile (so search button and other stuff should be at bottom).
    The like and dislike buttons should be horizontal and bigger, it's easy to mistakenly tap the wrong one as they are now.
    I don't know how the player is, but it should clearly show like in youtube how much a video played and pre-loaded, and a scroll-thing (I don't know how to call it) like in MetroTube that you can easily slide to accurately reach a point of the video is needed.
    It would be nice if you could make options for good customizations:
    an option to choose what to show at the home of the app, whether it may be new videos, subscribed channels, downloaded videos and so on
    allow customization for accent color (maybe a selection or a color picker, other than "default" and "phone accent color") and theme. Black is good, but some people find white better.
    I don't know how YouTube and G+ exactly interarcts, but a "notifications" menu/button would be an exclusive feature you may add.
    For now that's all I want to say. Keep it up,good luck, and make your app be something that stands out from others and people want.
    Saijin_Naib likes this.
    02-15-2016 08:09 AM
  7. saurabh7890's Avatar
    The interface and look of the app is awesome.........

    I want that you should add the option to choose video quality before playing any video from 144p,240p,360p,480p,720p,1080p etc............. Please include 144p quality (it is present in the official YouTube android app) as it requires very low data suitable for connection over mobile data where data pack are costly.

    Second feature i want that we can download the video on SD card


    I am waiting for your app...... Kindly message me when its ready.
    wisienka likes this.
    02-15-2016 08:21 AM
  8. wisienka's Avatar
    @CapoFantasma97
    Bottom command bar is area to improve - I am thinking of using it more and leaving side bar as navigation for video categories/profile etc. The important note that unlike native apps side menu is swipeable - you don't need to click hamburger icon (which usually upsets me).

    The player for now is default but I am slowly working on implementing featuers you mentioned. And looking for screens now I agree - like/dislike buttons are too small.

    As far as for customisation - choosing I want to add possibility of choosing Like/Dark theme and also main app color.I didn't give mouch thought on home customization (which is a neat idea)

    @saurabh7890
    1) video quality - I was thinking of adding some form of selection box from bottom menu as well as an option to set default value in app settings

    2) video download is definetly something I am considering :)

    I just recently started wroking full time (writing Metro Apps so I'm definetly learning much stuff :) ), but that leaves me time to develop app during weekends (and evenings). I want to polish UX as much as possible, but I'm thinking of starting beta in some time :)
    Kshitij Kadiya likes this.
    02-15-2016 10:33 AM
  9. wisienka's Avatar
    Hi, I have small update:

    1) Mostly I have been finishing login system - still small issue/bug with refreshing user access token (they are valid for 1h for seciurity reasons)
    2) I have began work on setup wizard - right now you can choose app color theme (need to add more available colors) later there will be possibility to chose default video quality, log in etc.
    3) I finished designing and implementing channel view (small feature missing - I want on scroll down to hide via animation channel data area so the user have more space to see videos)

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    As always I look for feedback from you guys :) Cheers!
    Hazem Khaled likes this.
    02-23-2016 04:20 PM
  10. saurabh7890's Avatar
    When we will get your app ?
    02-24-2016 08:07 AM
  11. wisienka's Avatar
    When I'll fix login issues and finish wizard (~1-3 weeks) I'll start beta testing - I'll write here how to apply (or maybe I'll do open beta like Instagram and Slack).

    I forgot to ask one important thing - I don't have a name for application yet so If you have any idea let me know :).
    02-24-2016 10:40 AM
  12. saurabh7890's Avatar
    When I'll fix login issues and finish wizard (~1-3 weeks) I'll start beta testing - I'll write here how to apply (or maybe I'll do open beta like Instagram and Slack).

    I forgot to ask one important thing - I don't have a name for application yet so If you have any idea let me know :).
    Youtube by wisienka
    02-24-2016 11:56 AM
  13. moe124's Avatar
    Looking forward to this. Looks really nice. If this goes well, would you consider doing a proper Gmail app ☺
    02-25-2016 09:11 AM
  14. wisienka's Avatar
    Youtube by wisienka
    I thought more like UniversalTube (but there exists company with similar name - not connected with youtube thou).

    Looking forward to this. Looks really nice. If this goes well, would you consider doing a proper Gmail app ☺
    If gmail api is as open as youtube's - then sure :) (Personally I was thinking about googledrive first since outlook works pretty good).
    02-25-2016 09:42 AM
  15. deepakrautela's Avatar
    video and audio download for offline streaming.
    360 degree videos.
    02-25-2016 12:17 PM
  16. deepakrautela's Avatar
    tube10, tube4U ?
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    02-25-2016 12:18 PM
  17. wisienka's Avatar
    video and audio download for offline streaming.
    360 degree videos.
    I have to read YouTube terms if it's not against them to download data - but if not yes i'm gonna do that.

    360 videos - I complytly forgot about that feature but I'm gonna do my best since it's cool :)
    02-25-2016 04:32 PM
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    02-25-2016 05:17 PM
  19. gonendlost's Avatar
    I would like to say that it would be nice to add captions or annotations to the videos because many videos need english sub. I think its worth finishing.
    wisienka likes this.
    02-25-2016 05:41 PM
  20. momokomoon's Avatar
    Hi there!

    I am developer that begins adventure with Windows 10 store apps - and to learn I have started to write YouTube client for Windows 10 mobile. Project started to be written for myself. I know that there are few good aps - but they are limmited in their free version (mostly annoying commercials), and their desing didn't match my expectations (I belive android app has room to improve).

    So I decided to write my own app and so far I have these functionalities:
    - home screen
    - search videos/profiles/playlists
    - watch videos (still finishing watching playlist - still not fully decided how to place element and whether use tabs or just scrollview)
    - login to google account (I have sub-project working just need to copy)

    Features that I'll start adding soon
    - all profile activities (like/comment/subscribe etc.)
    - upload videos

    What I want to add later:
    - background sound (locked screent/minimized app)
    - connecting to eg. android tv (I forgot the name of function)
    - live tile (no idea how to use them yet - show newest videos from subscriptions ?)
    - notifications

    Let me know if you would be interesed in this app (so I know if it's worth finishing) or what would you like to change/add. You feedback is much appreciated. Later I would like to write google drive app with similar UX.

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    PS: Forgot to remove My Channel - it has been moved to the bottom of navigation panel (entire panel is still subject to change).
    Google wouldn't approve xD i believe they're tryin to take down your post already
    02-25-2016 06:08 PM
  21. wisienka's Avatar
    Google wouldn't approve xD i believe they're tryin to take down your post already
    They do not approve many things :P

    There was an option to start ms developer account using DreamSpark - but they have removed (I should have done that when I saw) so the publishing of the app will be delayed. First I want to finish so the basic funcionality works then I'll start publishing.
    02-26-2016 02:57 AM
  22. AnkitGondalia's Avatar
    Hi there!

    I am developer that begins adventure with Windows 10 store apps - and to learn I have started to write YouTube client for Windows 10 mobile. Project started to be written for myself. I know that there are few good aps - but they are limmited in their free version (mostly annoying commercials), and their desing didn't match my expectations (I belive android app has room to improve).

    So I decided to write my own app and so far I have these functionalities:
    - home screen
    - search videos/profiles/playlists
    - watch videos (still finishing watching playlist - still not fully decided how to place element and whether use tabs or just scrollview)
    - login to google account (I have sub-project working just need to copy)

    Features that I'll start adding soon
    - all profile activities (like/comment/subscribe etc.)
    - upload videos

    What I want to add later:
    - background sound (locked screent/minimized app)
    - connecting to eg. android tv (I forgot the name of function)
    - live tile (no idea how to use them yet - show newest videos from subscriptions ?)
    - notifications

    Let me know if you would be interesed in this app (so I know if it's worth finishing) or what would you like to change/add. You feedback is much appreciated. Later I would like to write google drive app with similar UX.

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    PS: Forgot to remove My Channel - it has been moved to the bottom of navigation panel (entire panel is still subject to change).
    That my friend looks very good.. I would like to see 'add link to clipboard' feature. Btw why not make a twitter app too.. If ur interested then pm me.. Ive designed the UI already and looking for a dev
    02-29-2016 12:09 PM
  23. wisienka's Avatar
    That my friend looks very good.. I would like to see 'add link to clipboard' feature. Btw why not make a twitter app too.. If ur interested then pm me.. Ive designed the UI already and looking for a dev
    Thanks! Copy to clipboard is a neat and simple feature so I'll add it to list. As far as I know twitter has preety open REST api for gathering data - so making an app should not be big problem. Right now I am focusing on finishing all basic data for this app (fixed login issue - now I have to add behaviour for lack of internet or other exceptions). I also started adding animations eg. collapsable popular youtube videos section on home page - so I began using blend (never used this tool but straight forward and with good effects).

    I am uploading some images of first run wizard - I hope you'll post main theme colors (in hex), which you'd like to see. Other than that I have steps for:
    -main color
    -default video quality
    -account login
    If there is something missing let me know!

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    02-29-2016 05:29 PM
  24. AnkitGondalia's Avatar
    Thanks! Copy to clipboard is a neat and simple feature so I'll add it to list. As far as I know twitter has preety open REST api for gathering data - so making an app should not be big problem. Right now I am focusing on finishing all basic data for this app (fixed login issue - now I have to add behaviour for lack of internet or other exceptions). I also started adding animations eg. collapsable popular youtube videos section on home page - so I began using blend (never used this tool but straight forward and with good effects).

    I am uploading some images of first run wizard - I hope you'll post main theme colors (in hex), which you'd like to see. Other than that I have steps for:
    -main color
    -default video quality
    -account login
    If there is something missing let me know!

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    Add phone's accent colour theme option
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    03-01-2016 06:20 AM
  25. Santosh Chaurasiya's Avatar
    have you added slide from left to open menu ?
    03-01-2016 02:29 PM
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