Video Social Network Development (YouTUBE Clone)
For the past few years John and I have been developing a social network YouTube clone just for the rap industry. This idea is best describe as Youtube meets American Idle for rap and hip-hop lovers.
John and I have a love for urban music and the culture. John found me on craigslist. I remember the ad I place. Just Thumbnails of mixtape cover, flyers, logos and myspace designs from clients. He contacted and meet at the Joi Studios home of Jagged Edge.
The first project I was hire for was to design a logo and business card. Once that was complete we talked about platforms to build MyRapAudition.com. The first platform which I made clear was not a good idea, but VIBE magazine was using it was KickApps. What a huge miss that was!
The system we our currently using is Clip-Share a YouTube clone. We when thew hire two programmers that didn’t do what they where pay do to. I think the total lost was around $2000 all together.
John decided to hire someone off of Freelancer.com and found a programmer that did a ok job. His programming was very supply, but he managed to get most features working currently and gave us a great start. We where able to integrate logo in features into the site which was a huge and time consuming project.
During this provide John and I both face like challenges. We both had lost with women and family members which was very hard to deal with, but with time it heals. The main thing is we know what are goal is and what we have to do to achieve it.
Today, MyRapAudition has reach 100,000 video plays, 355 members and 300 plus videos. We are now upgrading the system with new Facebook (FB) plug-in features, HD video player, directory and coming soon a mixtape feature.
The Facebook plug-in features include FB Box that will be located on the bottom of the site, Facepile which will be located on all but one page. This Facebook features displays profile pictures of users who have liked your page or have signed up for your site. FB Comments Box which is a social plugin that enables user commenting on your site. The Comments Box uses social signals to surface the highest quality comments for each user. Comments are ordered to show users the most relevant comments from friends, friends of friends, and the most liked or active discussion threads, while comments marked as spam are hidden from view.The Comments are easily shared with friends or with people who like your Page on Facebook.
On the WALL page we added the Live Stream plugin which lets users visiting your site share activity and comments in real time. We have Like bottoms on the home page.
The Twitter features are login and Twitter Badge