This guest post was written by Reza (RMalayeri) about Video Time Machine for iOS, an app that allows you to browse through videos throughout history in a simple and easy way.
What do you get when you spend all night watching nostalgic video’s on Youtube, drinking beer, and eating free pizza? Well, if you ask Justin Johnson and Delbert Shoopman III, they’ll say YTTM.TV and the associated app for iOS: Video Time Machine.
If you love to spend your downtime surfing through the massive library of available YouTube videos, then you have to check out YTTM.TV. It’s a cool website that helps users find classic videos that would have otherwise been lost in the abyss. Pick a year, go back in time, and watch classic Ads, Sports, Movies, Music, and more. Their iOS app, Video Time Machine, allows mobile users to experience the same content with formatting that is optimized for a smaller screen. Choose a year, category, and press play. The app will switch into YouTube and play the selected video from there. You can also have the app randomly play a video by pressing “rolling the dice” within the app.
You can find over 10,000 hand picked videos that have been curated by the team at YTTM.TV. With an archive of video’s ranging from 1860 to 2011; YTTM.TV will have countless hours of classic YouTube videos across multiple categories. Watch the very first Atari commercial in the 70’s, or get your groove on with Rebecca Black in 2011.
YTTM.TV allows users to easily submit content to the Time machine database. Make sure you have the link to a good quality YouTube video, and paste the url to the video on YTTM.TV for submission. Currently, the iPhone app doesn’t include this feature, so submissions need to be made directly to the website.
There is also a contest going on right now over at Film Fights until June 7th, and you have a chance to win $100 for submitting a 15 second video about YTTM.TV. Everyone who submits a video for the contest will be given a free copy of the iPhone app “Video Time Machine”. Remeber to let us know what kinds of awesome videos you dig up while you travel through time. By the way, have you joined the communities on Facebook, Twitter, Empire Avenue?