When in Rome! The YouTube HQ Cafeteria is a surprisingly fun place to work and a great inspiration! We really wanted to try something we never worked with before- site APIs. This visualizer would be a good mix of new skills and design experience!

I was particularly inspired by a close friend who is also a big content creator on YouTube. I really wanted to try my hand at making a cool visualization like he did.

What it does

The idea was to have a Chrome Extension that allowed you to quickly and easily see how your latest submitted videos were doing. It would track view count, comments, favorites, and likes to make a visualization of how your latest video is doing in comparison to your other videos. Easy, simple, and useful.

How we built it

The API calls are in Python, and the visualization is done in Java using processing software. A valiant effort was made to use Javascript to put it into a chrome extension.

Challenges we ran into

We really ran out of time and skill on the Chrome Extension part. Parsing the data recieved form the API calls was also difficult.

Also running out of time to submit!!!

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Getting the bulk of it to work! Especially the API part!

What we learned


What's next for YourTube

Actually sticking it into a Chrome Extension.

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