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Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Pros & Cons of YouTube's New Mobile Site, For iPhone Owners

YouTube just announced a new version of its mobile site. The new home page of the mobile web app takes on the familiar look of the Facebook iPhone app - the grid of various options. YouTube emphasizes that there are many things you can do on the regular web site that you can now do on the mobile version, like playlist creation.


Here are the pros and cons of the new mobile web page.


  • It looks very nice and apparently there more videos you can view.
  • Updates are easier for YouTube to push, since it's a web app - not a downloaded app.
  • You can now post and read comments on the mobile web interface.



  • The web app doesn't include your personal viewing history. It's nice to be able to go back and find a video you watched simply by looking at your personal viewing history. That is an option on the iPhone app, it is not on the mobile web app.
  • Sharing doesn't include options to send to Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz or anywhere - just email. That's the case with both of these interfaces, and it's frustrating.


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