Building an Object Oriented API Application
To use this project, simply type in the names of popular youtubers whose channel you know the exact name of. It will load in the most recent videos from that channel, up to 10. The primary demographic for this app is tablet users. There are a lot of hoops to jump through as a tablet user to find youtube videos; most notably becacuse you have to log in through their app, find your desired channel, search, etc. This app cuts through most of those steps.
The hardest part of this project was certainly getting the YouTube Data API functioning. It's incredibly finnicky, and I must have spend two full weekends (~30 hours) of stubborn coding on stack overflow just to get a request through. Turns out I am using the API right at the crux of the transition period between v2 and v3. Some of the most notable differences is the switch between accepting a youtube username and a youtube ID.
If I had more time to work along with this API, I would create a caching and autocomplete system to find channels and data that has been previously searched. It would also be nice to display channel views and likes along with just the image and the description.
For the design, my goal was to create something that's similar to the youtube interface, without being too similar to get me sued. I like having a more open layout that's optimal for tablets, but usable on desktop too. Mobile is coming in the near immediate future, if it's not already up by the time you're reading this.