I'm a software dev and amateur StarCraft commentator. Coronavirus has sucked and it's caused most live events to get canceled or turned into online events. This especially sucks in esports because the audience cheering is a bit part of the excitement and hype of the event.
My response was making this app called TwitchApplauds. The idea is people can type a phrase the broadcaster specifies(like PogChamp) and when enough people in chat do it, the bot will create escalating levels of applause sound effects.
If you want to see it in action or learn more about how it works, I made a video for it here:
Here is where you can find the app. I have it on a Pay-What-You-Want page if you're interested in paying for it, but in actuality it's completely free. Please don't send me money if you're in a financially difficult spot.
Some other notes:
- I tried to make it highly customizable. You can change the trigger phrase to whatever you want, you can adjust how many PogChamps per message are counted, and most importantly what the thresholds are for actually triggering applauses.
- If you want different sound effects you can drop them in the sounds folder and name them appropriately. The README file has the details on the naming convention. If you really wanted to, you could run multiple instances of the bot with different sound effects loaded and make it a LaughBot or a BooBot or whatever.
- If the bot is way too sensitive then adjust the thresholds on the ui. Smaller channels might want lower thresholds whereas larger channels probably want higher thresholds. There's also an on/off button if you just want to turn it on at specific moments during your stream.
- If you're wondering why it requires you to authenticate with twitch, it's just to read the chat.
- I've only tested this on Windows but I think it works on other platforms?