So why is the app powered by YouTube playlists? This was one of the decisions I had to make early on and I’m glad I went in this direction.
Rather than getting you to add each video ID into a configuration file, adding a single playlist ID is far more convenient to set up.
In terms of maintainability, once your app goes live, it’s impossible to remove a video ID from the app if say, that video is removed from YouTube. Then you’ll be stuck with a video entry in your app that doesn’t play.
This scenario won’t happen in a playlist driven app because the app simply displays all videos in the playlist so you can go to YouTube and remove that dead video from the playlist!
You can add as many playlists as you want and they’ll be displayed in a scrollable list in the slide out menu pictured in the gallery above.
The About screen can be visually edited to contain the text and profile image that you want. You can also customize the outgoing links below the description to point users to your social pages or website!
Colors, fonts and images
All the colors, fonts, font sizes and images can be customized! This will allow you to create a unique app rapidly.
If you’ve purchased the multi-license package, you can have a library of video apps fairly quickly!
Requirements and Platforms
This app runs on a minimum of iOS 6.1 device all the way up to the latest version.
That’s all that is required in terms of running the app on your iPhone.
The person who is doing the customization of the app and the submission to the App Store must have Xcode 5 installed which is the program used to configure the project.
Xcode 5 is free from the Mac App Store and you must be running a Mac with OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion) or later. You can download it here.
Furthermore, in order to submit and keep apps in the App Store, Apple charges a fee of $99 per year and that let’s you submit as many apps as you want. You can sign up for the iOS developer program here.
I have video instructions for you that will walk you through getting Xcode 5 and enrolling into the iOS developer program.
So to sum it up:
– Customization requires a Mac running Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8.4) or later, Xcode 5 (free).
– Submission requires an Apple iOS Developer Program ($99/year).
– Instructions are included to show you how to download Xcode 5, make customizations as well as how to enrol into the iOS Developer Program and submit your app.
– The actual app will run on the latest iPhone devices including down to iOS 6.1 devices.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get updates to the source code?
What happens if the app doesn’t run on the next version of iOS?
Can you add feature xyz?
What’s your refund policy?
I have no programming experience, can I still use this to create an app?