Meet the Live Stream Notifier Developer


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Why was Live Stream Notifier created?

While developing my first Firefox add-on, I realized, that a more general add-on would be pretty simple. The plan was, to let the user enter the channels he wants notifications for. While developing it, I stumbled across the favorites API of What would make more sense, than displaying notifications for the channels the user follows? Automatically finding out the user's name!

What's next for Live Stream Notifier

I am thinking about new providers to add, like, Facebook and If you'd like to see any other live streaming service, just contact me!

The primary focus is currently on porting the extension to the new Firefox extension system. There will be a new version before Firefox 57, so your data can be migrated over. From Firefox 57 on there might be a few missing features, but I'm confident those will come back. After we've arrived at Firefox 57 new features will be added for sure, as I'll have time to spend on adding stuff instead of porting again.

As soon as possible I want to make twitch live and offline notifications instant thanks to a new API Twitch hopefully soon makes public. will also eventually benefit from the general infrastructure needed for this.

I'm investigating a "tagging" system, similar to reddit's flairs for example, so you can add a custom note to channels. These notes will also be searchable, of course.

Some of these new things can already be tested in the "beta" version.

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name freaktechnik
Location Switzerland
Occupation Web developer
User since November 21, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 3 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Who is freaktechnik?

I've been pulled into writing Firefox extensions thanks to the SDK, and am now closely following where WebExtensions lead us. I try to help developers out on IRC and in between write some of my own extensions you can see on here.