Adding date range selection to YouTube Sight API

New feature for YouTube Sight
Jan 25, 2020 — 2 mins read — Programming

Adding date range selection to YouTube Sight API

One of my viewers sent a feature request for YouTube Sight that I thought it is interesting and I’ve decided to implement it. 

For those of you that don’t know, YouTube Sight is an application that I’ve built that allows any YouTuber to connect their subscriber counters and display the full subscriber count instead of the rounded ones as YouTube modified their APIs.

The feature in question is the ability to specify a starting as well as ending date for the YouTube Sight API endpoint in order to be able to retrieve stats for a certain time period instead of always getting statistics for the entire existence of the channel. 

This is something that I think will be beneficial to a lot of the users so I’ve implemented it and I’ve also recorded the process on how I did it. 

For me, this is a special video as it is the first one where I did not have any script ready beforehand but I just opened my editor, pressed record and started talking and doing. 

I’ve never done that before. 

And, of course it is not my best video yet, but I think I did well. If I manage to get more comfortable with this kind of recording it will be a lot easier for me to make more videos as they don’t require a lot of preparation time, nor editing time. 

If you have any suggestions on how I can improve these types of videos, be sure to let me know in the comments.

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