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Introducing an AWS Credits Program for Extension Development

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Twitch is dedicated to cultivating creativity and innovation within its developer community. To this end we have collaborated with Amazon Web Services to launch the Twitch Extensions AWS Credits Program.

The aim of this program is to provide selected developers the opportunity to create proof-of-concepts for new and interesting Twitch Extensions. Those approved will receive the support of Twitch and AWS through the direct application of AWS Promotional Credits to the AWS accounts of selected developers.

If you have a great idea for a Twitch Extension — and the team to build it — you are encouraged to apply! We’re particularly interested in seeing you create Twitch Extensions that:

  • Unlock new modes of interactivity between streamers and their viewers
  • Allow streamers to gain new insights into the sentiment of their viewers
  • Do fun and cool things with visualizing stream metadata and API data

Application Process

Applications will be received via this form.

Applicants must ensure their application is complete and correct prior to submission. No additional information will be considered during the selection process. Applications containing incorrect information or omissions will not be considered for approval.

You may submit one application per month, and developers with multiple compelling ideas may also be selected for more than one project. Applications will be reviewed once a month.

Selection Criteria

As stated, the purpose of this program is to support the innovation of Twitch developers. We are excited to see what you come up with, and are particularly excited to see ideas that unlock new levels of interactivity and innovation for Twitch creators and their viewers. All completed submissions will be evaluated by Twitch and AWS on the criteria below.

  • Customer value: How will this Extension serve Twitch creators?
  • Business potential: Potential for Extension to build viable business over time
  • Creativity & innovation: Ability to amaze and delight viewers when engaging with a stream
  • Use of AWS services: How will you use AWS services to power your Extension?

Program Details

Each approved developer will be onboarded with an introduction to members of the Twitch Developers team along with relevant support documentation and — of course — AWS Promotional Credits applied directly to their specified AWS account. Developers accepted into the program are also encouraged to communicate across teams to help build through shared learning and value. This will be facilitated through the use of the Twitch Desktop App.

FAQ

What do I need to participate?

When are applications due?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed and selected in groups once a month. You can submit one application per month.

When and how will I be notified of the results of my application?

We’ll notify you via email within 60 days of your submission.

What happens if I’m selected?

  • You will be notified via email.
  • Then you celebrate!
  • Then you get to work.

What happens if I’m not selected?

Keep working on that idea, re-work your proposal, and re-apply next month for consideration.

How are submissions evaluated?

We’re particularly excited to see ideas that unlock new levels of interactivity and innovation for streamers and their viewers. All completed submissions will be evaluated by Twitch and AWS on the criteria below.

  • Customer value: How will this serve Twitch content creators?
  • Business potential: Prospects of building a viable business via the Extension over time
  • Creativity & innovation: Ability to amaze and delight viewers when engaging with a stream
  • Use of AWS services: How will you use AWS services to power your Extension?

Can I submit more than one idea / application?

Yes, you absolutely can! But please submit each idea separately, and only one per month.

Do I need to build an Extension before I submit an application?

No, you can submit an idea in any stage of development!

What can I use the AWS Promotional Credits for?

  • API Gateway is probably a good choice
  • Maybe you’d also like to use Lambda (because Twitch Scale™)
  • DynamoDB could be a thing you need as well
  • Any other AWS services necessary for development of your Twitch Extension

Can I use AWS Promotional Credits for costs unrelated to Extensions development?

Nope.

I have another question. Who do I ask?

Visit us in the forums!

Terms & Conditions

AWS Promotional Credits will be awarded by AWS and Twitch based on the criteria above. By accepting the AWS Credits you agree to describe your experience developing your Extension for our use in promoting Extensions and AWS. AWS Credits received under this offer may only be used for testing and development of your Extension, not for production usage, and are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms and Conditions, currently available at https://aws.amazon.com/awscredits.

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