How To Make a YouTube Video App – Ep 06 – Titles on Thumbnails

How to Make a YouTube Video App
Lesson 6
In this series, I’ll show you guys how to build a video app that plays YouTube videos!

In this lesson of How To Build a YouTube Video App, we’re displaying the titles over the video thumbnails!

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Xcode project, source code and video download:

The How To Make a YouTube Video App Playlist:

The Start Here Series Playlist:

I actually built this app for myself about a year ago and it was built with Objective-C but we’re going to build it again using Swift together.

You’ll learn how to use a tableview (like a scrollable list), display custom table cells, slide out menu, display images, embed and play YouTube videos, navigate between two screens and more!

It’s going to be a little challenging for those who are completely new to iPhone app development so I recommend that you watch my “How To Make An iPhone App With No Programming Experience” series of videos first. That playlist is 17 lessons long but it’ll give you the foundation and explain the terminology and object oriented programming concepts that I’m going to be using in the building of this YouTube Video App.

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Intro & Outro music
“Heartbreaker” by Jahzzar (






4 responses to “How To Make a YouTube Video App – Ep 06 – Titles on Thumbnails”

  1. FRANK WANG Avatar

    Having a weird case where after changing to maxresdefault, some images fill the width of the screen, while others don't. Before using maxresdefault, all of the images filled properly (but were unbearably blurry). Any advice?

  2. antonio ward Avatar

    Chris the UILabel is not working have a error can you please help

  3. FlyteWizard Avatar

    maxresdefault.jpg only works if your thumbnails are all the same size…..

  4. Fabian Boulegue Avatar

    For me "Lines = 0" did not work, so i need to set it to set it 2 (or higher)…

    btw why we use a UIView for the black BG, wouldn't it be easier to use the labels BG?

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