Search on YouTube on the Yandex home page

    While working on the YouTumbler widget service , we thought that it would be nice to give YouTube users the opportunity not only to post their channels on their website or blog, but also to use their favorite service while, for example, on Yandex. Fortunately, Yandex allows you to add widgets to your home page.

    Two weeks after the idea came up, YouTumbler appeared in the Yandex widget catalog. Yandex went to meet us and added the widget to the catalog without reaching the threshold of 150 users per day, while the widget passed the mark of 150 users in the first few days of being in the catalog. You can see the widget here .

    I must admit that I had to seriously work on the appearance of the widget so that the version for Yandex met the requirements of their widget program, but the efforts were worth it, and at the time of writing the article, an average of 182 people use the Yandex widget.

    Using the widget, you can search for videos, channels, playlists, view videos, and most importantly, save the request, so that the results of the search you specify will be displayed immediately when the widget is loaded. Thus, for example, you can follow the updates of your favorite channel, watch new videos with the keyword “IPhone” or watch the most discussed videos over the past 24 hours.

    The widget also provides a search for standard queries:
    • Most watched videos
    • the freshest;
    • most talked about;
    • Most Popular;
    • recommended for viewing from a mobile.

    Let me remind you that the widget service YouTumbler provides the ability to make a widget for a YouTube user channel. Its release took place a week ago, and taking this opportunity I want to thank the users of the service for the mass of comments, bugs and suggestions that we received during this time.

    We hope our widget will be useful to fans of YouTube using Yandex. In the near future we plan to integrate YouTumbler with iGoogle, Facebook, WordPress, and certainly something else.

    We express our gratitude to the Yandex team, and personally to Natalia Belosludtseva and Alexander Nikolayenko for their help in publishing the widget.

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