The Overwolf Twitch App Development Challenge

Broadcasters, viewers, entertainers, and entertainees, gather 'round the ol' .tv and get cracking on your code. We're searching for the best looking, most interesting, and overall awesome Overwolf apps to enhance the Twitch experience, both for broadcasters and viewers.

If you're a developer, designer, or simply an awesome person - we invite you to take the Twitch App Challenge, sponsored by Wickr.

sign up

Submission phase ends in:

You must submit your app by May 14th, 2015 to participate in the challenge. Make sure you have a complete Overwolf app, with all required assets.

prizes

Interaction

Apps that enhance the interaction between broadcasters and viewers

winner

1800streamer
by VengefulCousin

About the app: Use the 1800STREAMER.com app to make hotlines for your subs. Partnered Twitch streamers can let their subscribers call in to their stream via the hotline. Give your subs a voice!

VengefulCousin is getting: $4,000 Cash, a Plantronics RIG headset, an amazing Purple Twitch hoodie, and 1-year of Twitch Turbo.

runner-up

Twitchchat Supreme
by Abdullah Akbar

About the app: Interact with your viewers. A complete app that lets you interact with your viewers via the chat. Initiate raffles, polls, and music suggestions all through a simple interface.

Abdullah Akbar is getting: $1,000 Cash, a Plantronics RIG headset, an amazing Black Twitch hoodie, and 1-year of Twitch Turbo.

Information

Apps that display data about the viewers to the broadcasters, or vice-versa

winner

TwitchAlerts
by TwitchAlerts.com

About the app: With the TwitchAlerts app, you can fully customize your alerts straight from the app. No more needing to guess what your alerts will look like, you can see it in the live preview editor.

TwitchAlerts.com is getting: $4,000 Cash, a Plantronics RIG headset, an amazing Purple Twitch hoodie, and 1-year of Twitch Turbo.

runner-up

Viewtistics
by Stachu

About the app: Viewership statistics for Twitch. Viewtistics connects to your broadcast channel and collects data about your viewers. The app updates viewers, followers and subscribers every 30 seconds.

Stachu is getting: $1,000 Cash, a Plantronics RIG headset, an amazing Black Twitch hoodie, and 1-year of Twitch Turbo.

Customization

Apps for customizing game or broadcast layouts

winner

BobDev's Xpad
by BobDev

About the app: This application will show your controller while you are streaming. Each button press will be visualized on screen for everyone to see.

BobDev is getting: $4,000 Cash, a Plantronics RIG headset, an amazing Purple Twitch hoodie, and 1-year of Twitch Turbo.

runner-up

Stream Timeline
by Teak Topham

About the app: A minimalist timeline for your Twitch channel. Currently supporting Twitch follows, Twitch subscriptions and Streamtip tips.

Teak Topham is getting: $1,000 Cash, a Plantronics RIG headset, an amazing Black Twitch hoodie, and 1-year of Twitch Turbo.

Freestyle

Make anything you want - look Ma, no rules

winner

CoachEye
by CoachEye Team

About the app: The CoachEye Tool lets you send visual commands to your friends in-game. You can either enter a solo room and draw straight to your stream or join a room and let you friend guide your gaming.

CoachEye Team is getting: $4,000 Cash, a Plantronics RIG headset, an amazing Purple Twitch hoodie, and 1-year of Twitch Turbo.

runner-up

OBS Remote
by t0asterb0t

About the app: The app allows you to start and stop a stream and mute the desktop and microphone audio. It also displays stream uptime, bitrate, framerate, and dropped frames.

t0asterb0t is getting: $1,000 Cash, a Plantronics RIG headset, an amazing Black Twitch hoodie, and 1-year of Twitch Turbo.

Gamification

Reinvent great ideas like Twitch-plays or that one with the fishbowl

winner

Twitchr
by Aidan Daniel

About the app: Manage your stream effectively and become the ultimate broadcaster with features such as: Loyalty bot, giveaways, dashboard, alerts, overlays, and more at a click of your mouse!

Aidan Daniel is getting: $4,000 Cash, a Plantronics RIG headset, an amazing Purple Twitch hoodie, and 1-year of Twitch Turbo.

runner-up

Top Caster Soundboard
by BonozoApps

About the app: Your friends will be all #HYPE and the trolls will #GETREKT when they hear the audio candy this app adds to any streamers' or gamers' bag of tricks. It's the one, the only, Top Caster Soundboard!

BonozoApps is getting: $1,000 Cash, a Plantronics RIG headset, an amazing Black Twitch hoodie, and 1-year of Twitch Turbo.

twitch api

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Create awesome websites and web applications with Twitch content and audience data. Using Twitch’s set of APIs, web developers are able to integrate Twitch content and embed Twitch video and streams into their games, gaming communities, platforms, and production tools.

Use the robust Twitch API to pull info about streams and viewers, there's even API for creating your very own streaming software. Learn more | GitHub | Twitch IRC.

Don’t forget to integrate the Twitch API with Overwolf’s SDK, for a dosage of webapp wombo-combo that will send out rainbow-unicorn-amazeballs everywhere.

The Judges

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We’ve gathered the most exciting judges possible for this contest - the top of the Twitch food chain, the head honcho of Cloud9, and the Wickr community (a.k.a you guys!). Together, they'll decide which are the best apps among all of the submissions.

Emmett Shear - Twitch CEO

Marcus 'djWHEAT' Graham - Twitch Godfather

Jacob Woodsey - Twitch VP of Product

Jack Etienne - Owner and GM of Cloud9

The Wickr community - you get the chance to judge the apps on the Wickr website!

App Ideas

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Feel like you really want to code an app and just need an idea to get you going in the right direction? Check out our app ideas page for instant inspiration.

contest timeline

jan 30th

Challenge starts

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May 14th

Challenge ends

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may 31st

Winners announced

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Registration and submission

In order to participate in the challenge you must sign up and submit your app by May 14th, 2015. Sign up early, as you'll get additional information and updates via email. You can find additional information about the submission process and Overwolf apps here.

Any submissions after May 14th, 2015 will be disqualified from the challenge. Read the full terms.

Development Process

You can craft great apps using your imagination and coding skills. Fuse these with the Overwolf and Twitch SDK's, sprinkle some 3rd party API's on top, and you get great apps inside PC games. Remember, you must create an Overwolf app. To make things fun(ctional), use the web-based SDK, and if you're into C/C++, take a stab at the NPAPI plugin (you can even use it to easily port existing apps). Last but not least, you can also use any 3rd party web API.

Overwolf SDK

Use the Overwolf SDK (ODK) to get information from the game and present HTML and JS content inside PC games. Overwolf has an expansive list of API’s and we support all 3rd part web API’s out there. Learn more.

For some additional references, check out the Twitch sample apps that we hand-crafted and wrapped-up in a neat package, just for you.

registration

faq

Q: So how much time do I have to develop and when will you announce the winners?

A: The development and submission phase of the competition starts on January 30th, 2015 and ends on May 14th, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be announced on May 31st 2015.

Q: What app should I develop?

A: Pretty much anything you can think of. Try asking broadcasters on Twitch, or try your gamer friends - what would they like to see? You can also use the app suggestion page.

Q: How many apps may I submit?

A: There's no limit to the amount of apps you may submit, but make sure you're happy with your first app before rushing on.

Q: This is all fine and dandy, but what about OBS/Xsplit support?

A: Currently, any Overwolf window displayed on your screen will be streamed through both, if game streaming started before Overwolf was launched. We're also looking into creating an OBS plugin that will allow streaming hidden Overwolf windows.

Q: But I have sooo many questions! Where can I find the answers?

A: Our developer's forum has all the answers to your problems (most of them anyways).

About Wickr

The Wickr app enables anyone to send text, audio, picture and video messages that are private, secure, anonymous and expiring for free. Wickr recently won the Editors’ Choice for Best Overall Messaging App, beating WhatsApp, Snapchat, Viber and Google Hangouts in PC Magazine. Wickr allows game developers and publishers to offer their branded, white label mobile and desktop communicator to their players. This gives them the ability to engage their users on their favorite device, the mobile phone, and when using their favorite app, a messenger.

About Twitch

Twitch is the world's leading live video platform and community for gamers where more than 60 million gather every month to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.5 million broadcasters. Twitch's video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. In February 2014, Twitch was ranked the 4th largest website in terms of peak internet traffic in the U.S., fortifying the brand as an entertainment industry leader and the epicenter of social video for gamers.

About Overwolf

Overwolf is an in-game overlay software that adds epic apps to PC games, used by millions of gamers worldwide. Some of Overwolf’s apps include a web browser, video recorder, and Twitch streaming app. Overwolf also sports a variety of game-specific apps, like the WoW talent calculator and Wowhead app, and the Battlefield Battlelog. Overwolf has created an extensive SDK which allows creating web-based apps using HTML and JS (there's also NPAPI plugin support). The apps will be made available for download from the Appstore, and thus shared with millions of gamers worldwide.

Don't fuss, discuss!