Webhook follower notification help


#1

Hello.
Currently I’m trying to get follower notifications in my WPF twitch app and I have two questions.

  1. Is there any other method of getting the new follower notifications other than webhook ?
  2. I have noticed that you have to specify a callback url in the subscription. Does it mean that followers can only be handled via EBS or a web server in the app ? It seems quite redundant since many things can go wrong with setting up a web server on a personal PC and sending all notifications to the EBS could be quite bad along the normal EBS traffic.

Thanks in advance.


#2

You could constantly poll the API and work our who is new.

Correct.

Webhooks broadcast data from Twitch to a web accessible server you control.

Like PayPal payment notifications for example

You could middle man by sending to a SQS queue and then long polling your SQS queue instead.


#3

Makes sense, thanks a lot Barry.