Chat bot that can see and react to new follower event

Hello. I am currently learning node.js by making my own twitch chat bot.

On my streamelements overlay. I have a custom followers label. This shows the ‘currentfollowers’ and ‘followergoal’ variables in the format x / y
An example would be:
follower goal: 43 / 100

When someone follows my channel. I would like to have my chat bot increment the StreamElements counter ‘currentfollowers’ by 1.

The simplest (and least attractive, messiest) way to do this would be:

  1. My bot becomes aware that someone new has followed.
  2. StreamElements can communicate with my bot via twitch chat.
  3. my bot increments the StreamElements ‘currentfollowers’ counter via chat,

The Problem:

  1. I am unsure of how my own bot can become aware of the new follower event. Either through the twitch API or StreamElements API.

When I reach a milestone, for example, 100 followers. I would like the bot to automatically increment ‘followgoal’ by 10. It would continously keep doing this so I wouldn’t need too.

Preferably. This could all be done with an interaction ‘behind the scenes’ between my chatbot and streamelements, directly, without using twitch-chat as a middle-man. As there are obvious issues with that:

  1. would not be suitable for multiple follower events in a short time-frame.
  2. bot cannot post the same message twice.

Hopefully someone experienced can send me in the right direction. Thank you.

To get new followers you need

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This forum cannot help or advise on Streamelements, since this is the Twitch API support forum

I have considered using a webhook. However I couldn’t find documentation or usage examples on how to implement this.

I just linked to the documentation

Heres a server example that covers recieveing webhook events and handling it’s callback/setup event

Doesn’t do the initial POST request(s) to make/manage subscriptions

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