Zimbabwean web-developer launches own ‘YouTube’


A renowned Bulawayo based web-designer Donald Chabata, known as Tyga Sparta, has developed a Zimbabwean video-sharing website titled ZimboTube which is similar to the globally popular, Google-owned YouTube, headquartered in California.

ZimboTube, just like Youtube, allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users.

Speaking about this initiative Chabata said he realised the demand of YouTube by Zimbabwean people and thought of an idea of creating a similar website that can cater for the locals.

“I saw that YouTube was on demand by Zimbabweans and realised that we also have what it takes to create such an application or website and I went for it, here it is, ZimboTube is now live” he said

“Just like what YouTube does our own ZimboTube also offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging” he added.

ZimboTube is Software as a service (SaaS) business, and offers subscription plans that service various customer segments.

Speaking about the now most recognised platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, Chabata says these websites were created by individuals and they got full support from their nations now they have become the most recognised brands.

ZimboTube Website


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