I would like to create my own points leaderboard. It’s supposed to take certain viewers input (Sub, Dono, Channel Points Reward, and others) and transform it into a value. This number creates a new entry in a leaderbaord or, in case the viewer already has an entry, adds this new number to the already existing entry. For example:
A viewer subed with a Tier 1 sub for 1 month = Viewer gets 500 points and is now on position X on the board.
The problem is: I am completely new to programing. So the last days I searched for a way to get the needed knowledge, but it’s hard to find something, when you don’t know the right words. So far it seems like, I need to make something called API and this website here has the section “Twitch Developer Documentation”, but all this new information is quite overwhelming. Also I have heard, that the Twitch API can’t work with donations, so it would be better to work with something like StreamLabs API or StreamElements API. But I don’t know, if this is true or false.
All in all: How can I realize my project? Where do I start? What do I need to know? Am I on the right way?
Yes, I have no knowledge about fetching and processing data. First time I hear fetching as a word for programing.
Yeah, Tips is what I meant. I said Donation, because that’s what streamers I watch usually say.
Ok, so I should indeed not use the Twitch API, if I want to inclued “tips”.