Redirect For Youtu.be

Redirect For Youtu.be


It's really irritating that the Youtube app doesn't handle their own short URLs. This app expands them and hands them back to the Youtube app.

You don't ever need to manually run this app. In fact, you won't find a shortcut in your launcher after installing. It will only try to run when you open Youtube short URL link.

How to use:
* Open a Youtube short URL from an app like Gmail
* Set Redirect as the default
* Go make a sandwich

*NOTE*
In response to very negative feedback, I'd like to offer an explanation for situations where this app won't work. Many apps and websites wrap short URLs as parameters of long URLs while still only showing you the short URL. Google Play does this, which is why the previous link in this description didn't work. I'm looking into ways of handling this situation that make sense, but I'm not going to register my app to handle all URLs and try to parse out any shortened URLs inside because that would be obnoxious to users. Another problem exists with browser apps. Many of those don't offer URLs to the operating system when clicked, they simply handle the URLs right there. There's literally nothing I can do about that.


Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License")
Visit github repo for more details:
https://github.com/Krylez/Redirect-for-youtu.be
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3.9
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File size
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About Redirect For Youtu.be
It's really irritating that the Youtube app doesn't handle their own short URLs. This app expands them and hands them back to the Youtube app.

You don't ever need to manually run this app. In fact, you won't find a shortcut in your launcher after installing. It will only try to run when you open Youtube short URL link.

How to use:
* Open a Youtube short URL from an app like Gmail
* Set Redirect as the default
* Go make a sandwich

*NOTE*
In response to very negative feedback, I'd like to offer an explanation for situations where this app won't work. Many apps and websites wrap short URLs as parameters of long URLs while still only showing you the short URL. Google Play does this, which is why the previous link in this description didn't work. I'm looking into ways of handling this situation that make sense, but I'm not going to register my app to handle all URLs and try to parse out any shortened URLs inside because that would be obnoxious to users. Another problem exists with browser apps. Many of those don't offer URLs to the operating system when clicked, they simply handle the URLs right there. There's literally nothing I can do about that.


Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License")
Visit github repo for more details:
https://github.com/Krylez/Redirect-for-youtu.be

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A Google User
Mar 15, 2014
I like it Its ok
A Google User
Nov 28, 2013
Sucks!!! Does not work... For nothing!!! I really followed all the instructions and my S4 with Jelly Bean 4.3 simply ignored the application.
A Google User
Oct 27, 2013
Great little app Really simple, does what is needed though.
A Google User
Sep 15, 2013
Thank you.
A Google User
Aug 22, 2013
Awsome I've been looking for this for a while. Works great in text messages. Good job!