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Free YouTube Viewer BlackBerry App Courtesy of RIM (OS 6.0 Only)

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We mentioned yesterday that Tim W. from RIM had posted a great tutorial on how to create a simple YouTube Search Viewer. I have been having some fun digging through the source code for the simple yet useful app but it has been years since I coded anything in Java. The sample app makes use of the new Communications API in BlackBerry OS 6 so it only works on OS 6.0 devices which is a shame but really shows the work RIM put into adding APIs. The nice part is that this simple YouTube search and viewer app is less than a 30K download which kind of makes you wonder why it was not built into the 6.0 OS. The app lets you search for videos on YouTube and it will show the results with screenshots. You then just need to select a video and it will start playing in the media player. Nice and simple.

Either way Barrist pointed out in the comments that it would be nice if RIM would release the app to everybody. I decided to take up the torch and sign the app so that it can be used on any BlackBerry 6 device. I want to thank Tim for the hard work and I really hope some developer picks up the source code and uses this app to create a slick YouTube viewer or even better a Picasa app… 🙂

You can pick up the OTA download for the YouTube Viewer app at this link:

Let us know if you have any issues getting it working and if you have any plans to extend the app further. Personally I will now be trying to do something similar in WebWorks. 🙂

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  1. Certainly some source code that is well worth looking over…

  2. Hah nice. As I said, they shoulda just had an app like this instead of the browser link.

    But for some reason the app doesn’t seem to work , when I click on a video, the video player opens and says the video file is not able to be played.

  3. Works on my Torch… Just search BerryReview BlackBerry and click the first video.

  4. Works fine on my Torch. But why such low, low resolution video?

  5. Yeah that’s the only problem with this app is that it pulls low res video versions from youtube. Bummer. Back to the browser for now. 🙁

  6. Thank you. I love it

  7. Although the resolution might be lower…the player does player some videos that doesn’t usually play on the broswer. Definitely a good start!

  8. Doesn’t work on my Bold 9780 !!

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