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A page that replaces YouTube‘s build-in subs feature, do you don’t have to have an Google account to sub

Project Type
Existing open source project
Summary

A page that replaces YouTube‘s build-in subs feature, do you don’t have to have an Google account to sub

Description
I‘m thinking about either a page you just have locally in a folder that uses sth. like lowdb or a hosted page using firebase. The idea is to recreate the sub page so you don’t need a G-Account for YT (if you only use it for subs). Maybe have a comment system too if the app has enough users. Anyway I don‘t think it’s that much work (excluding the comment system) and I‘m starting building it in 2 days and am sure it won’t need that much time.
Tech Stack
lowdb, firebase, html, css,
Current Team Size
1
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Comments
  • 4
    Great idea. Might join in. Just remember good security and a focus on privacy.
  • 4
    @namenlossss that’s the whole idea, privacy. (Get rid of using google)
  • 3
    Great! I have my own crappy version of this. A script which opens the pages of certain channels automatically.

    people, who this may interest:

    @linuxxxx @Linux
  • 1
    @namenlossss i just hope i don’t need to do scraping and that yt has an api for this :)
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  • 2
    @J-2FA thanks
  • 1
    @bcye no prob :D oh btw u can download it on ur mobile from f droid. Im using it and its pretty nice
  • 2
    @J-2FA im using iOS and there are actually third party yt clients on App Store
  • 1
    @namenlossss you forgot me. Its interesting. I might join.
  • 2
    We should really store the user data anonymously in a block chain under the use of machine learning. Because this is future.
  • 2
    Like @J-2FA mentioned already, this is a built in feature in NewPipe, 3rd party youtube client for android
  • 0
    @namenlossss @Haxk20 Made a github repo https://github.com/bcye/vsub
  • 1
    With an extension would we have access to local storage? Obvs this wouldn’t work across different machines but we could make it have a totally local option which is good if you just basically use the same machine all the time.
  • 1
    @bcye About the Google OAuth, wouldn't that sort of defeat the purpose of getting away from google?
  • 0
    @jeeper local storage is meant that people clone the repo and run the code on their system. What do you mean with extension?
  • 1
    @namenlossss You mean 2FA? There isn’t only Google Auth there are Authy, etc. too
  • 0
  • 0
    @jeeper so its more or less a cookie?
  • 3
    @bcye I think he means saving in the browser.

    I don't use Firefox, but at least in chrome, every extension get a scheme chrome-extension://(random_alphabet)/.../(html_file, or etc)

    You can save there, and load it somewhere

    Maybe make it as userscript and add custom sub page inside youtube
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  • 0
    Have you started ?cuz the repository it's empty.. besides the readme
  • 2
    @Clear0Ff uh oh. I wanted, then I tried around with YouTube api. (Which didn’t work out) I found a tutorial to get the uploads of a channel online but I didn’t have the time to implement this since.
  • 0
    Would this not be detrimental to content creators? Does their subscriber count not affect their income?
  • 0
    I literally had the exact same idea a couple of days ago 😬😁
    Would be happy to contribute, do you plan to use only frontend tech? (As you mentioned firebase, HTML, CSS)
    I planned "my version" of this as a learning project for laravel, but I'm open for other things.
  • 1
    @milkybarkid only views
  • 1
    Suggestion: pack in up into a Browser extension.
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