The day we get a good official YouTube app for Windows Phone is the day pigs fly. In the meantime we rely on solid third-party apps like myTube and Metrotube. You’ll be able to add another app to that list very soon. Toib is an upcoming application for YouTube that’s currently in beta. You can join that beta and you really should. It’s a great app with a lot of potential. Variety is the spice of life after all.
Toib comes to us from Swedish developer Daniel Berg (@bergdaniel). You probably recognize a few of his apps, like Weight Story and Feedly client Phonly. Toib is a YouTube client that’s building off the foundation and UI/UX he built in Phonly. Of course that are tweaks to make Toib work with YouTube, but overall if you’re a fan of Phonly you’ll feel right at home with Toib.
Right off the bat you’ll notice that Toib is a beautiful app. Daniel has an eye for detail and it shows with this early build of Toib.
Toib does what you’d expect from a YouTube app. You can sign in to your YouTube account to get access to your subscriptions, favorites, likes, playlists and more. You can read and leave comments. View accounts and the videos associated with that account.
Performance in the app is good and there’s even support for Vevo videos, which sometimes don’t like to play nice in other YouTube apps.
Daniel is currently accepting beta testers. So if you’re interested in trying out a new YouTube app for Windows Phone you’ll want to sign up. Just head to the Toib signup page if you want to check the app out.
And if you don’t sign up, we’ll let you know when the app goes live in the Windows Phone Store.