The easiest way for a YouTube creator to pull total and average statistics for their channel.
Channel Totals was conceived when I realized how difficult it is for creators to calculate their total upload time, among other stats. In mid-2013 OG vlogger Charles Trippy tweeted that he couldn't believe how many hours of content he and wife / partner-in-crime Alli had posted to YouTube.
One problem though, ~18 hours seemed really, really low to me. So I slapped together a quick script to check YouTube's API and determined he had over 13 DAYS. A few days later I put together an ugly MVP, a few more days later and Danger Brain constructed a beautiful site design and we were live!
- Ultra simple MVP product
- Node.js/Express, Parse.com, Redis stack
- YouTube API authentication
- Over 1 billion views counted