YouTube Updates Mobile Site…. Nice!

After posting my last story on YouTube, I noticed that YouTube now has an updated mobile site for iPhones and other devices. The key thing here is that this site serves h.264 video that can be played on any of Steve Jobs shiny iDevices. A blog entry notes some other changes:

  • It’s really fast.
  • The user interface incorporates larger, more touch-friendly elements, making it easier to access videos on the go.
  • It incorporates the features and functionality you’ve come to expect from the .com site, like search query suggestions, the options to create playlists, the ability to designate “favorite,” “like” or “unlike” videos directly from your device.
  • As we make improvements to, you’ll see them quickly follow on our mobile site, unlike native apps which are not updated as frequently.

It’s nice to see Google delivering on their web app promises. It highlights how some things are better through the browser rather than a native app locked down on the phone. Check it out and let us know what you think via the comments.

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