Starting as a fun side project, YTCount has grown to over 60,000 monthly active users on iOS alone. Built with a native Swift frontend and a Backendless backend, YTCount shows the powerful versatility and scalability of Backendless to support a startup from infancy through explosive growth.
YTCount is the app to stay abreast of the growth of YouTube channels. With a live counter, it provides real-time updates on the number of subscribers to a YouTube channel. Whether you are a Content Creator or a fan, you alone determine which channels are important to you. The app is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Bjorn Antonissen, Founder of YTCount: YTCount is a lightweight companion app for YouTubers. It can let you track real-time subscribers of any channel you want easily and without paying anything. You can track multiple channels at the same time so you can add your youtube channels or any of your favorite channels without worries. We take advantage of Backendless’ real-time database updating to update our app automatically every second to keep users updated with any increase or decrease in the follower’s count.
In 2016, I started YTCount as a project for myself. I wanted to learn Swift and had a great idea. I have a lot of YouTube friends and I wanted to see their subscriber count in a simple overview. I started with this idea and built the first version of YTCount. I told my YouTube friends about it and they posted it on their Twitter timeline and Instagram. After a few weeks, we had enough money to make a new version with push notifications using Backendless.