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Shikhar Sharma
Shikhar Sharma

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I finally released the app I was working on for over a month! It's called Twester.

TLDR - Twester is a free and open source desktop app built with React, Electron and Node.js that will watch Twitch livestreams for the list of streamers you provide and harvest channel points.

Download for Windows, Linux or macOS from twester.co.

GitHub Repository, a star 🌟 is really appreciated 😀

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Twitch channel points without watching Twitch!

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Twester

Twitch channel points without watching Twitch!

Download | Features | Screenshots | How it works? | Support | Credits


Download

Latest releases are available at https://twester.co. You can also download from GitHub Releases as well.

What is this app all about?

Twester is a free and open source desktop app that will watch Twitch livestreams for the list of streamers you provide and harvest channel points.

We all love to use channel points in our favorite Twitch streamer's chat, especially doing some gamba in the hope of more channel points. Sometimes, the gamba screws you and you go broke and start from 0. Well, no more! Now you can earn channel points without having to watch Twitch's livestream.

Features

  • Minimal and Intuitive UI. Start and pause Twester will a click of a button.
  • Add unlimited streamers to streamer's list and Twester will watch them* and harvest channel…

Motivation

  1. You do some prediction in chat and go all in with your channel points and lose all of them. Now you have to start from 0 and earn channel points from watching the streamer.

  2. The streamers you watch are from different time zones and it's really hard to catch them online. So you can barely earn channel points.

Features

  • Minimal and Intuitive UI. Start and pause Twester will a click of a button.
  • Add unlimited streamers to streamer's list and Twester will watch them* and harvest channel points for you.
  • Streamers tab to manage streamer's list and check their stats (time watched, points harvested, is online/offline, twester watching).
  • Event logs about all the things you need to know. Example, when a streamer goes offline or online, when channel points are earned, when Twester starts or stops watching a livestream and more.

* Twitch allows max 2 livestreams to be watched at a time. Twester will pick the highest priority streamers to be watched.

Features to come in future

  • Predictions - Twester will make predictions based on your preferences.
  • Analytics - Visual representation of channel points earned for a streamer.

How does it look?

Home tab - Twester is watching

Twester home tab

Streamers tab - Twester is watching xQcOW and jamiepinelive

Twester streamers tab

How it works?

  • Twitch rewards channel points for a lot of reasons. Twester earns channel points by mainly “watching” a streamer.
  • Twester earns channel points for the following
    • Watching
    • Active watching (bonus redeemed by click)
    • Watch streaks
    • Participating in a Raid
  • Twitch allows users to watch and get channel points for maximum of 2 streamers at a time. That’s why Twester asks you to keep the streamers on Streamers tab sorted(top to bottom) based on priority. Twester picks the 2 streamers from the list with highest priority that are online and “watches” their livestream.
  • To “watch” a livestream, Twester sends a “minute watched event” request to Twitch’s API for that livestream. Twitch uses that request to know which user has watched a livestream for a minute. After several of these requests, Twitch rewards the user with channel points.

Thank you for reading ♥

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Cameren Dolecheck

Interesting use cases for Twester. This clearly took a lot of work. Great job on the design, branding, and all the resources outside the app itself.

I'm kind of surprised Twitch doesn't have ToS against doing something like this.

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Aniket Pal

Crazy build 🔥 How did you embed the Github repo in your markdown? It looks dope.

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Shikhar Sharma Author • Edited

[% github twesterapp/twester%]

Replace "[" with "{" and "]" with "}"

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Arohi7892

It was an amazing read!

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Shikhar Sharma Author

Thank you.

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john methew

Thanks for posting an interesting article it will definetly helpful to developer.

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ChrisCanCode

Wow, this is neat!

As someone who hasn't gotten to frameworks yet, how did you farm the points button? Something like selenium?

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Luca Argentieri

Amazing!

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Shikhar Sharma Author

Thank you.

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MasterMind

damn. I love this

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Shikhar Sharma Author

Thank you.

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Prabhu

Ok will try ur desktop app