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Announcing VDA2 Nominees

Reading Time: < 1 minute We’re pleased to announce the nominees for the second annual Viveport Developer Awards! These 10 nominations represent some of the best and most innovative VR experiences. With a record number of entries from developers, it was incredibly difficult to shorten the list. In no particular order, here’s the 10 nominees, 2 for each category. All […]

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Get started building Extensions on mobile

Reading Time: 3 minutes Since the launch of Extensions last September, we’ve been blown away by the community’s response and contributions. The Twitch developer community has created over 150 Extensions for streamers to use, and over 2000 of you have expressed interest in building more! Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re bringing Extensions to our Twitch mobile apps […]

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Where to learn more about Twitch during GDC 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes We are getting closer to our favorite week in San Francisco, when the city transforms into a game developer mecca thanks to GDC! Our Twitch Developer team couldn’t be more excited to join many of you and geek out at the world’s largest developer game industry event. We’ve had an exciting year launching Extensions, and […]

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Behind the Extension — Mobalytics: a new Extension for League streamers

Reading Time: 6 minutes Fun fact: Mobalytics formed at the very first TwitchCon in 2015 when our founders met and started talking non-stop about analytics in competitive gaming. Since then, we’ve formed a team of scientists and former pro gamers to create an analytics platform for League of Legends players who want to up their game. The core of […]

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Step Inside the Unabomber Investigation with HTC Vive and Newseum

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is a guest blog post by Lukasz Biernacki, Communications Associate at Immersion. If you’re one of the many that spent the Christmas break binging on Netflix then you may be familiar with Manhunt: Unabomber, the eight-part docudrama outlining the FBI investigation that led to the arrest of Ted Kaczynski. For those of you not […]

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Best Practices for Building Extensions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thinking about building a Twitch Extension? Check out a few of these helpful design and implementation tips the Twitch community has shared with us, and let us know if you have any of your own in the forums! When building an Extension, you need to think about two customers: both the creator who will leverage […]

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Twirp: a sweet new RPC framework for Go

Reading Time: 4 minutes Why not gRPC? This code generation approach is not a novel idea at all. Google provides a framework, gRPC, which does a very similar thing, and gRPC has grown to be pretty prominent. In fact, we started out at Twitch using gRPC. It didn’t gain a lot of traction, though — we had some problems with it, and […]

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HTC VIVE Raises The Bar For Premium VR With New VIVE PRO Upgrade And Wireless VIVE Adaptor

Reading Time: 4 minutes New Hardware Raises the Bar for High-End VR Market, While All-New Viveport VR and Vive Video Dramatically Improves the way You Browse, Discover and Acquire VR Content. Today in Las Vegas, HTC VIVE™, the leader in room-scale Virtual Reality (VR) announced new hardware upgrades that deliver premium VR experiences to consumers and enterprises with the […]

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Introducing RFCs for Extensions: Make Your Voice Heard

Reading Time: 2 minutes Late last year we committed to publishing and updating a public roadmap for our developer platform and now we’ll be adding on to that effort with an RFC (Request for Comments) process for our major roadmap items. We truly believe that the best products are made hand in hand with customers and RFCs are how […]

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[Guest Post] Behind the Extension — Control the Show

Reading Time: 5 minutes Hello! I’m John from Digital Tree Media and I’m here to share some thoughts and ideas around a Twitch Extension I made for controlling our Christmas lights. Yes, I know. Great idea, let Twitch control your lights. At Digital Tree Media we have a history of taking technologies and combining them to create an experience […]

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Extensions you should check out: December ‘17

Reading Time: 2 minutes Extensions provide an opportunity for developers and streamers to revolutionize live streaming together. These interactive experiences can be tailored to the specific needs of a stream and allow two-way communication between the streamer, the viewers, and even a game being played. To help developers and streamers collaborate, last month we created a forum category to […]

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New Webhook and Clips API Endpoints available today

Reading Time: 2 minutes Stream Up/Down Webhook When we launched webhooks in October, we told developers that was only the start. Today, we’re excited to move forward once again and bring you a webhook for streams data. The Stream Up/Down webhook immediately notifies you when a streamer goes online, offline, or starts a Vodcast. Now your integrations no longer have […]

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Operation Apex and the Motivations Behind It

Reading Time: 5 minutes With the launch of Operation Apex today on the HTC VIVE, we asked the CEO of Curiscope, Ed Barton, to give us some in depth insight into the virtual experience surrounding one of the most expansive, diverse places on the planet: our ocean. [embedded content] It’s hard to imagine a world without plastics. For most […]

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Introducing In-Extension purchases, now in limited preview

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last month at Developer Day at TwitchCon, we announced our plans to help you, the developer community, build your business on Twitch. Just as we’ve brought powerful monetization tools to creators, we’re now doing the same for you. Today, we’re excited to launch In-Extension purchases, available in limited preview. In-Extension purchases create a marketplace within […]