Those of you who have installed iOS 6 or purchased a device like the iPhone 5 will notice that it no longer has the YouTube application bundled as part of the OS. Google have released a fairly decent app onto the App Store, but at the moment it doesn’t come with a native iPad version meaning that users needs to run it as an iPhone app on the iPad. It is also yet to be updated for the new iPhone 5.
There aren’t a great deal of alternatives for YouTube fans on the iOS App Store, but for those who consume a lot of videos on their devices then the Jasmine YouTube Client for iOS is definitely worth checking out. The Jasmine application is fully iPhone 5 compatible and looks beautiful on the new 1136×640 display. It is also a universal app meaning that it is fully compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
The user interface that ships with Jasmine is minimal yet stunning and highly easy to use and navigate around. It also contains a number of small, yet perfectly executed animations that add a little touch of magic and flair to the user experience. A perfect example of this is selecting the Search option to find a video. The Search button flips on its head and a new text field and two new buttons animate into position. The animations last long enough to look great but not delay the user or affect the experience.
All of the expected functionality is covered by the application, such a being able to search and filter through videos, search by different categories, view related videos and read and leave comments. A comprehensive settings panel within the application also allows users to set the application up to their liking with the great option of choosing between a night and dark mode that switches the interface between a light and clinical setup to a dark and sombre creation. All in all, a great little app that also offers an excellent iPad experience for those who are running iOS 6.
(Source: Jasmine for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the App Store).