Being a Youtuber for many years, I've discovered that it's really hard to be discovered over social networks.
You may get a few likes or a few shared links but basically, already popular videos will be listed first and starting Youtubers will stay at the bottom of the list.
Crombz.com is dedicated as discovering the newest and unknown videos from Youtube and put them upfront. It does concentrate on videos having a duration of more than 2 minutes with less than 500 views.
Visitors can then discover new contents that they may have never found out about. They can also add their own Youtube links to the video list.
No account is needed, no schemes like earning points. The idea is quite simple:
- Youtube can submit his/her Youtube video link
- To avoid spamming, a randomly selected video will be watched for 60 seconds
- Then the submitted video will be added to the list for 30 days
Crombz.com is already trying to find gems to content is updated regularly. A fully functional version of Crombz is already online at http://crombz.com
Categories are already supported and mobile devices are supported. Displayed videos are always randomly selected and not based on their popularity, views or any other properties.
Being new on the web, funding is required to promote Crombz (Adwords). Current funding is limited so I need help with Crombz. Extra fundings can also be used for web design, logos and bandwidth.
I've created many projects in the past, mainly WebcamStudio and ScreenStudio are my most populars. I've realized that I will need help with Crombz to start up.
You can get the latest updates via Twitter: @patrickballeux, @crombmaster
Thanks for helping me out!
Risks and challenges
I am a professional developper mostly qualified in Java, PHP, .Net and HTML5. I've created open source projects such as WebcamStudio, ScreenStudio and many others in the past years.
Crombz.com is my latest creation and is already fully functional. You can already check it out (http://crombz.com).
The major issue is funding. Being a busy dad (5 kids or my own, 4 step-kids with my girlfriend for a total of 9), money for funding such project is not available. Any help will be appreciated to make that project a good one.
Technically, I do have the knowledge and talent. Resources are limited as I can't tweet about it all the time ;) Funding for promotion would help a lot.
My long-term goal would be to make Crombz a nice place to be discovered for new Youtubers. Eventually, support for other video sites could be supported.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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