Totlol matures on YouTube platform

Last June we discovered Vancouver video startup Totlol and were impressed with their unique use of YouTube’s developer platform.

Software Developer Ron Ilan was eager to share the fun of online video with his young children, so he single-handedly created a tot-friendly version of YouTube. (stands for tot laugh-out-loud) launched in May as a parent-driven video discovery service where parents can share cute, comic, educational or touching videos with their tech-savy offspring. The Vancouver-based father-of-two embarked on the project because his nearly three-year-old son, like many children, is curious about computers and the Internet.

Thanks to YouTube, Founder Ron Ilan has been able to focus on product & features that are important to parents and the newest version of Totlol doesn’t disappoint.

The version released today includes the ability to establish an authenticated and secured connection between Totlol’s web server and YouTube’s’ web server. This allows parents access all the videos in their YouTube account including the private ones. As a result kids now have one place where they can watch not only their favorite characters (animated, fluffy or filmed) but also themselves in whatever videos their parents have uploaded.

Parents out there know that the only thing more exciting for a child than seeing their favorite characters come alive on a computer is watching a video of themselves. Combining these two is genius – Totlol is on to something BIG here.