MUXY BLOG POSTS

Extension analytics follow-up

Thanks for the great response to our analytics explainer yesterday!

We’ve completed our third review and found some things we could optimize in terms of what was being sent up to our servers but not relayed to Google Analytics. There was a page data object and various UUID’s that weren’t being used but were being sent, so they’ve been removed to reduce confusion and save bandwidth. We also found that our library was using local storage to store a randomly generated UUID per user, however this was not personally identifying or even used. Despite it not being used, we took the time to remove this functionality from the library so that it’s easier to understand what data we are using by just looking at the request payload.

You can review the source code changes here: https://github.com/muxy/extensions-js/commit/a6dbc931b504edc9a9badcfef28a7be737cd4edf

We are confident that our code has not and will not collect any data in violation of any laws or privacy agreements. If you have any questions please contact us at support@muxy.io.

We will be turning analytics back on following this post going live, and are submitting new versions of our extensions to Twitch which include the above non-required changes.

Thanks all, and enjoy your weekend! We’re excited to get back to focusing on upgrading our extensions and working on new ones.

(While you’re here, grab the limited edition shirt we made to benefit the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.)

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Extensions Launch Update – Analytics

Hey all!

It’s been a very exciting evening and first day of the Extensions launch, and we’re looking forward to hearing what you all want us to build next. It has come to my attention that there is some concern about the Google Analytics data we collect in our Twitch Extensions, Overlay and Leaderboard.

I’d like to address this by being as transparent as I can possibly be about the data we collect, how it is handled, and how we use it. Before I go into that it’s worth noting that we’ve taken down the relay servers that we use to proxy data to Analytics, so as of ~ 11AM CST we are no longer collecting any data about how our applications are being used. We’re doing an internal review to make sure everything we collect is compliant with all relevant rules, regulations and policies and will re-enable the analytics once we’ve completed that review.

Tl;dr We use a limited version of Google Analytics to better understand how viewers are using our applications in order to make them better, all within the scope of the Extension and Developer agreements we’ve signed with Twitch, as well as our Privacy Policy, which can be accessed from the Details pages of our Extensions.

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Muxy Extensions Open Beta

Update 9/6/2017: Extensions are live! You can install them here.

 

Get Muxy’s Overlay and Leaderboard Extensions for your channel! Our Extensions will be live the moment Twitch launches the platform.

If you haven’t heard about Twitch Extensions yet, read this page from Twitch and then come back.

We will have two Extensions available at launch: the Leaderboard and the Overlay. You will be able to find these Extensions in the new Extensions Manager on Twitch.

Cheer Leaderboard

No more keeping track or updating! The Leaderboard displays your top Cheerers right in your panels and automatically updates in real time as your viewers cheer.

Overlay

Muxy’s Overlay comes with several apps that your viewers can access via a toolbar on the video player:

  • Find out where your viewers are watching from when they check in on the Globe.
  • Take the temperature of your stream with the Feels Meter.
  • Ask your viewers for feedback with Polls.
  • Let viewers shower you with Confetti.
  • Get guidance from viewers and watch them collectively draw pictures with the Clickmap.
  • Show what song you’re currently playing with Spotify or Pretzel’s Now Playing app.
  • Display information on your current Lupinball game.

 

More apps will be coming in the future as Muxy and third-party developers continue creating new content.

If you are interested in developing your own Extensions or making an app to distribute through the Muxy Overlay, click here to learn about our Muxy Extensions Developer Kit.

We can’t wait to hear what you think!

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Ticker updates 7/27/2017


We have some pretty big updates to Muxy Ticker today!

Do you listen to Spotify while you stream? Now you can make sure everyone knows what song is on with the newest Muxy Ticker file: spotify_now_playing.txt. You can even display the album art! Go to the new Integrations tab to connect your Spotify account.

Later on, we’ll be releasing a Spotify app for the Muxy Overlay.

We’ve also slipped in file for Monthly Top Donator and made performance improvements.

Many of you have been asking for a profanity filter for Ticker so you can safely display donation messages. We’ve added the filter to Ticker, and we’ve also improved the filter across all of Muxy. Turn on the Ticker profanity filter in your File Settings.

Make sure your Ticker is on version 0.7.1 to access these new features!

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