YouTube announced the release of their YouTube Creator Studio app for the iOS platform on their YouTube Creators Google+ Page. The application allows YouTube content creators to manage their channels, including comments and analytics. When announced by YouTube CEO Susan Wojciki during her keynote speech at Vidcon 2014, the app released that day for Android devices. The release for iOS now brings the same features to Apple’s mobile platform.
While not as robust as the desktop counterpart, the Creator Studio mobile app gives creators access to functions that were previously unavailable to mobile users. The most requested of these is the ability to read and reply to comments on users videos. It also gives creators access to their archives to view ratings information as well as edit descriptions and privacy settings. The app also gives users access to analytics, but without access to information such as viewer locations and demographics. It does allow users to see views, minutes watched, and net subscribers, with a default setting of the past 28 days.
The Creator Studio app is one of many changes YouTube announced around VidCon. This includes the new options for user-submitted Fan Subtitles, to extend the global reach of the platform. Also included is an addition of sound effects to the Audio Library, which is available to all YouTube creators for free. The rumored Fan Funding feature was revealed, which allows viewers to give directly to their preferred content creators. Additional technical features were added as well, including creator credits for collaborations and an update to the video player which enables 60 frames per second, which Wojciki stated was “great news for gamers”.
Version 1.0 of the app is currently available through the iTunes App store and Google Play.