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Total TwitchCon Developer Day Experience

Reading Time: 4 minutes Developer Day is only a week away! You might have some questions about what we have in store. We have answers. When and where is TwitchCon Developer Day? It is Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 9am to 8pm PT. Check your invitation for detailed location information if you are joining us in person. How do […]

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Store persistent data and reduce traffic with the Twitch Configuration Service

Reading Time: 4 minutes Building Extensions for Twitch keeps getting faster and easier. We recently announced the new and improved Developer Rig that helps developers build Extensions more quickly and intuitively. Today we’re announcing the Twitch Configuration Service. Configuration Service removes the burden of writing a back-end to store persistent channel- and Extension-specific data. It then provides this data […]

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Bring GIF magic to any Twitch channel with the GIPHY Extension

Reading Time: 3 minutes https://engineering.giphy.com/ Whether you were finding the perfect response on Twitter or just goofing around on Slack, you’ve probably used GIPHY for your urgent GIF needs. The app has long been a staple of online interactions, and now it’s made the move to Twitch. Nick Santaniello is a senior product engineer at GIPHY and retro gaming […]

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Welcome to a new, more intuitive Developer Rig

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Developer Rig concept is a cornerstone of Twitch’s developer outreach. Our vision for building Extensions on Twitch requires that we provide the tools that developers need to build and test Extensions quickly and intuitively. Since we launched the Developer Rig, we have made consistent improvements to start times, online and local capabilities and product […]

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Level Up With Fresh, New Games in Extensions

Reading Time: 2 minutes One thing is for certain, the Twitch community loves games. Nothing speaks to that magnetic appeal more than our Games in Extensions category. It showcases dozens of Extensions that creators can choose to provide their viewers with a playable experience while they watch — or more importantly while creators are AFK. This month, we’re highlighting some games […]

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Announcing the TwitchCon Developer Day Sessions for 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes We hope you’re getting excited for our second-annual TwitchCon Developer Day; where developers can learn how to create the best interactive experiences on Twitch! Whether you’re looking to get started building with Twitch or grow the technology you have already, we’ll have two tracks and a workshop for you to explore. Build Track If you’re […]

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Behind the Development: The Pokémon Badge Collector Extension

Reading Time: 5 minutes Few entertainment franchises have achieved global success in the same way Pokémon has. Last week, Twitch and The Pokémon Company International kicked off Pokémon: The Series extravaganza featuring 16 movies and 900+ episodes to be live-streamed in several different marathons spanning into 2019. This will be the single longest programmatic viewing event to stream on […]

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Extensions Capabilities in Twitch Chat

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Post When you think of interacting with your favorite streamers on Twitch, you probably think of the energy in Twitch Chat. This is where all the action happens. It is where streamers and viewers interact with each other; where you cheer your favorite streamers with Bits and where memories are created. Beyond Twitch Chat, […]

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Sound Alerts: A Bits-in-Extensions success story

Reading Time: 4 minutes Not every Twitch Extension is made by a whole team of people. Sometimes, like in the case of Sounds Alerts, all it takes is one person looking to improve the Twitch experience. James (aka Altoar) is a video producer, hobbyist programmer, and longtime esports fan from Germany. With the announcement of Extensions, he decided to […]

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Harness the full power of Twitch with Quarterly Insights for Game Developers

Reading Time: 4 minutes Twitch has an incredible, thriving community. In 2017, we had over 355 billion minutes watched, 2+ million unique monthly broadcasters, and 15+ million unique daily visitors. As a game developer, you might be wondering about the streamers, viewers, and players that make up your game’s Twitch community. Listing your game on Twitch is the first […]

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Catch TwitchDev at DevCom

Reading Time: < 1 minute The TwitchDev team is heading to Cologne this weekend! We are going to DevCom! Will we see you there? DevCom is a game developer conference hosted prior to the massive GamesCom conference later in the week. Be sure to attend the DevCom keynote given by Ethan Evans — EVP Commerce, Developers and Twitch Prime — on Monday, August 20 […]

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Join TwitchDev, AWS, and GameSparks before PAX West

Reading Time: 2 minutes Looking for something interesting to attend on August 30 — between PAX Dev and PAX West? Join TwitchDev, GameSparks, and Amazon Web Services to learn how to grow your game community and use analytics to expand even faster. Here are a few reasons to join us: 1. Grow your community You want people to learn about your […]

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Introducing a new docs experience

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve refreshed the developer documentation and API reference experience to help you find the guides and materials needed to rapidly deliver apps to your users and the Twitch community. This release is an early step toward delivering a developer experience that inspires and delights you to create with our products. Rather than myself talking about […]

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Introducing analytics for game developers

Reading Time: 3 minutes As a game developer, we know it’s crucial for you to understand how your game is performing on Twitch in order to create the most engaging experiences for your community. We’ve heard you ask for insights on how to better integrate with Twitch, make your game more streamable, and encourage more creators to share your […]