LastTube: Last.fm Meets Youtube

Launch Application Here: LastTube: Last.fm Meets Youtube

Latest News 2008/08/22: I have been invited to Flex Camp Bogota 2008. More information here.

Latest News 2007/06/01: LastTube award winner for MASHUP OF THE DAY at MashupAwards.com

Mashup of the Day Winner

Latest News 2007/05/31: Yahoo Pipes is Working Again
Latest News 2007/05/30: Yahoo Pipes is Not working
Latest News 2007/05/25: LastTube Buzz

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What is LastTube? Basically LastTube is a Mashup

What is a Mashup? From Wikipedia: A mashup is a website or application that combines content from more than one source into an integrated experience.

LastTube uses content from Last.fm and YouTube. You can watch Youtube’s content based on your Recently Listened Tracks scrobbled to Last.fm. (Isn’t cool? :P )

You can try it here: LastTube: Last.fm Meets Youtube This is a Beta version (beta means many bugs realeased soon to final users :P ). Flash Player 9 required, you can download flash player here.

Any Comments? Would you like to Contac Me? Please leave a comment in this page ;)

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Technical Details, Features and Constraints

Motivation: Create a “useful” client mashup using Flex 2 and public Web Services and RSS feeds in only one day without write any custom server side code.

Total development time: One day (Includes coding, testing, googling and lunch time :P )

Number of Developers: Just Me.

Server Side Code Created: None

Data Feeds, Web Services and Web Sites Involved: Last.fm, YouTube, Yahoo Pipes, Google Analytics.

Programming Languages and Tools Used: Actionscript 3, MXML, Javascript, Flex Compiler.

Known Issues: Sometimes Firefox “freezes” after video playing. Flash Video that doesn’t have complete metadata can “crash” the app.

Lessons Learned: Datatipfield doesn’t work “perfectly” with xml datasources. Handling Flash Video Metadata is a little bit “tricky”. ExternalInterface Rocks!

Screen Capture:

lasttube screen

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You can try the application here.

Greetings from Colombia. Keep Flex-coding!!

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  1. Hola, estoy interesado en está aplicación. Podrías ponerte en contacto conmigo vía email.

    Gracias

  2. Did you have any problems w/ yahoo pipes. I developed issues w/ domain security issues and the xml data

  3. Hi josh. Yes there are some problems with domain security…
    this domain doesn’t have a crossdomain.xml

    http://pipes.yahoo.com/

    instead you should use:

    http://pipes.yahooapis.com/

    that crossdomain.xml allows acces from any other domain.

  4. Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks

  5. Lo felicito, buena aplicación.
    En Safari (Mac) parece que funciona bien.

  6. Gracias.
    Buen dato el de Safari / Mac.
    espero tener algo de tiempo libre próximamente para solucionar algunos de los bugs de lasttube. ;)

  7. Bien.
    Debería haber tag clouds.

  8. [...] un vistazo al grupo LastTube en LastFM descubro que existe otro proyecto similar desarrollado con Flex y que podéis probar en esta dirección (ojo, está en fase [...]

  9. WOW! this is great. Are there any source code available? because i like to build something like this in flash. :D

  10. [...] 2- Continuons par LastTube. [...]

  11. [...] plays YouTube videos based on the listening history of a Last.fm history. Last.fm + YouTube and LastTube play YouTube videos from Last.fm too, but they’re not as good, especially the latter. I even [...]

  12. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

  13. I’m gonna try this one for sure.
    Till now I was using http://www.tubeleecher.com

  14. nice :) I had made a command-line one of these in ruby, and had named it the same thing!

  15. Los señores de last.fm han creado el sitio Build Last.fm (Free extras built by the community to extend your Last.fm experience.) para que la comunidad publique las aplicaciones que utilicen los webservices públicos de last.fm y audioscrobbler. (Aquí pueden ver la página de LastTube en build Last.fm y en este otro enlace un listado de otros aplicativos web que utilizan la información de last.fm)

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