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Wheatcha - MVP release! A catalogue of the best tech videos on YouTube.

What's Wheatcha?

Don't know about you guys, but I love watching programming and IT videos on YouTube. So much, that at one point I found myself in some kind of a tutorial hell people keep talking about. I managed to escape it, but I still appreciate how much free content people are producing every day.

But there is one big problem. It's not that easy to find a video about a topic you're interested in. And even if you find a couple, there is no quick way to know how good they are. Especially now that YouTube removed dislikes.

That's why we decided to create Wheatcha. A catalogue of tech related videos, with tags, ratings, reviews, and more. So that you can easily find the best React video of 2020, that is a complete step-by-step tutorial and also TypeScript is used.

And today we released the first MVP version of the platform. Obviously not all the features are there yet, but we were just too curious to see if someone likes the idea.

Our plans

The roadmap is pretty big. Here are some of the features we're planning to implement next

  • Way bigger library.
  • Complex search with multiple filters.
  • User reviews.
  • Design updates.
  • And more!

We could also use some help from the community. If you think your favorite youtuber is missing, just let us know in the comments and we will gladly add their videos. Any suggestions regarding functionality, design, tags would also be greatly appreciated. Or feel free to just say hi if you think a platform like this would be useful to you.

See you on Wheatcha!

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Achchutha_Rengan

Love your filtered way of showing content from a huge database. But I think It's not easy to make it happen in a easy way. How are you adding the videos to tech category?
(Cause if you are sorting them with hashtags, I see irrelevant content with certain hashtags)

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NordicBeaver • Edited on

Thank you for the interest!
We'll be adding videos and assigning tags manually. At least for now it seems like the only way to keep it clean.
That's why there's just a few channels there so far. It's a pretty tedious work.

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