YouParty is an app created for friends to share videos in real time. Let everyone be the DJ at your next party! (iOS and Android)
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How YouParty came to be.
Over the years, YouTube has become the melting pot of the most entertaining and accessible media on the web. But what really makes this platform so wonderful, is the ability to share our favorite videos with other people. We prefer YouTube for entertainment, but we also believe something is missing from the experience.
That's why we created YouParty.
YouParty is the best way to enjoy videos with the people close to you, and works as the perfect compliment to any social gathering. At your favorite bar, special event, or house party, YouParty puts you in control of the content that you want to see.
We are a team of two young professionals with an idea that is too good to pass up. We have what it takes to make it happen, we just need a little extra help from the Kickstarter community. So please pledge to a great mobile app, and help us re-define the meaning of video sharing with YouParty.
-BJ Thomas (Designer) & Jason Stallings (Developer)
How it works.
YouParty allows multiple people to send their favorite videos to a master playlist.
YouParty has two parts: a server program, which you install on your computer, and a mobile app. Once the server is opened on the computer, everyone with the app can join in on the fun. The server app will be available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for $5. The mobile app will be available in the App Store and Google Play for free!
Social Video Playlist
- Enjoy real time collaborative video playlists with friends
- The Smart Playlist feature equally divides user content as it is uploaded
- Take control by voting to skip videos
- Add currently playing videos to your own video library
- Organize your content with video tags
- Send library videos to the master playlist
- Use the quick search for quick access
- Watch library videos from your device
Where we are.
We actively use YouParty for entertainment everyday in our home. At the moment, it functions pretty well and even has some design elements in place. To ensure that we can produce a flawless app, and thoroughly work through every possible angle of end-user compatibility, we are going to need a little bit of support from all of you! We need to dedicate time to focus solely on YouParty, and your contribution will help us do that.
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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
As with any mobile app, the main risk is being able to get the finished product into the App Store.
Luckily, we're familiar with the process since we already have three apps in the App Store.
Another challenge is perfecting the Android version by the intended launch date. We have limited Android test devices, but we plan on reaching out to the backers to help us beta test the app.
All you need is a computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux), and a smartphone (iPhone or Android). Optionally you can hook up your computer to a larger screen for group situations.
The server program you install on your computer will be $5 dollars. The mobile app for iOS and Android will be free.