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Websites for YouTube creators

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John O'Nolan@johnonolan · Founder, Ghost
Wow, Jason this is amazing. So impressed how much you've managed to automate away in the background to generate the site automatically. I set up http://john.rivyt.com/ in the space of a couple of mins and it looks fantastic! Where do you plan on going with it next? Do you plan to keep the product really light? Or build up to something bigger?
Jason Schuller
Maker
@jschuller · Creator of simple things at Circa75
@johnonolan Thanks man! We see this as just the start. This was a zero-budget startup, so Chris and I did what we could with the resources and time we had. We think it's a really good starting point, but we have so many ideas for the next phases of the product/service.
Jason Schuller
Maker
@jschuller · Creator of simple things at Circa75
@johnonolan But our vision is to always to keep in line with our minimalist ideals.
Ildi Xhaholli@madebyildi · Creative Artist
Could someone curate videos from several different YouTube channels using Rivyt or are you limited to videos only on your own channel? Also any plans to add a category filters?
Christopher John
Maker
@themolitor
@madebyildi You can search YouTube from the RIVYT panel and add any videos you find in the results instantly. Category filters are def something we're looking into.
Ildi Xhaholli@madebyildi · Creative Artist
@themolitor Played around with Rivyt for a bit. Looks like it's possible to curate any video inside of YouTube (independent of your own channel). I understand that your focus is on YouTube creators and their own personal channels, however I think there is a bigger opportunity here to allow anyone to create their own Netflix using curated YouTube videos. Good examples I can think of are: http://digg.com/tv + http://foreignrap.com I'd like to have the ability to create categories + arrange videos around in my own order inside each category + homepage. Currently it takes two taps to play video on mobile. Would be nice to cut this down to one tap. Customization options that would be nice: bigger logo or maybe banner, ability to create more pages like "about + contact", ability for anyone to submit a YouTube video link for consideration. Again my interests lie in curating all of YouTube vs nicely presenting my own channel on a custom website. Can you elaborate more on the direction you are thinking of focusing on in the future?
Christopher John
Maker
@themolitor
@madebyildi We def want to target users looking to curate videos as well, so you won't be overlooked ;-) Categories is a feature we're actively looking into. It's tricky b/c we want to keep the process of managing the site as simple as possible. Category control tends to complicate that process, so we may need to wait until our base users get use to the system and then slowly iterate on features as we go. Regarding mobile play, yeah, that's the nature of videos on mobile unfortunately. Devices are VERY protective of sites auto-playing video/audio, so not sure there's a way around that one. Thanks for the feedback! Really appreciate it.
Ildi Xhaholli@madebyildi · Creative Artist
@themolitor I think categories are key because once someone curates hundreds or thousands of videos, getting to the old content would be impossible (unless u scroll for days) and old videos would be pretty much neglected. I'm curious: is it possible to post a live YouTube video stream as one of the videos on my Rivyt site? I really like the ability to edit video title, description, and add my own video thumbnail/image. Kudos on having these features! Is it possible to add any custom code at all to my Rivyt site? For example: I'd like to add a newsletter sign up form. I also really like the different templates that you offer. I think it's great to continue to build more unique layouts. I showed Rivyt to a bunch of friends (who work in video production) earlier today and they were all really excited to create their own sites. Overall I think you've created a real useful tool/platform here. Looking forward to more updates, cheers!
Christopher John
Maker
@themolitor
@madebyildi Live streams are 100% supported. The video duration that is displayed even changes to a "LIVE" notice, so visitors can see you have a live stream active. ;-)
Ildi Xhaholli@madebyildi · Creative Artist
@themolitor awesome - i'm glad that you've considered this!
Rob Hope@robhope · Maker. Surfer. Optimist.
This is super impressive Jason - well done (+Chris)! I haven't taken all the templates for a spin yet but immediate constructive feedback is for a more prominent channel Subscribe button.
Jason Schuller
Maker
@jschuller · Creator of simple things at Circa75
@robhope Thank you, Rob! Depending on the design you choose, subscription buttons will be more/less prominent. We will be integration more option of that as well.
Christopher John
Maker
@themolitor
@robhope Thanks Rob! Like @jschuller said, we're *hoping* to have 1 new design each week or so.
Amrith Shanbhag@ambonium · making ideas happen at feathrd
So good to see this finally take off @jschuller @themolitor 🚀 Can't wait to see what people create with Rivyt 🦄
Jason Schuller
Maker
@jschuller · Creator of simple things at Circa75
@themolitor @ambonium Thank you!
Christopher John
Maker
@themolitor
@jschuller @ambonium Thanks! We'll be sure to showcase all our fav channels on the site soon.
JR Farr@jrfarr · CEO / Founder, MOJO Marketplace
Congrats Jason and Chris on the launch. Good to see you working on something new. The product and brand looks amazing!
Jason Schuller
Maker
@jschuller · Creator of simple things at Circa75
@jrfarr Thank you very much!
Christopher John
Maker
@themolitor
@jrfarr Thanks JR! Appreciate that.