Monday, March 5, 2012

“Super Tuesday” Reporting, Powered by YouTube Direct

It’s Presidential election season in the United States, and YouTube’s News and Politics team is partnering with Storyful to highlight timely political videos from across the country. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce that citizen journalists can now submit videos documenting the election process by using the new Android and iOS mobile applications powered by YouTube Direct and released by Storyful. Both applications are based on the open source code examples we’ve released for Android and iOS, and submit videos to the instance of YouTube Direct that Storyful curates.

Tomorrow is “Super Tuesday,” when 10 states will hold their primary elections. If you live in one of the Super Tuesday states, we encourage you to install the Storyful Direct mobile application and shoot some footage documenting your political experience—a selection of videos will appear on YouTube and throughout the day. Even if you don’t live in a state that’s holding a primary tomorrow, the Storyful Direct apps can be used to document your experience during the runup to the Presidential election in November.

And if you’re a developer who isn’t yet familiar with the YouTube Direct platform, you can find all the information you need to get started with the web and mobile platforms at the Google Code project page.

—Jeffrey Posnick, YouTube API Team