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  1. Hi Everyone, I received my first Extra Life Donation! (really Happy) during my stream Yesterday but I realized when I checked my emails. I was using an overlay from strexm.tv. I love their overlays but they don't have Extra Life alerts. I was using streampro.io in the past, it has Extralife alerts and tracking goal but last time wasn't working well for me so I switched to Strexm. My question is: is there any other overlays system with Extra Life Alerts to use or to request to add these alerts?. I don't want to lose the opportunity to thank when someone is donating while I'm streaming, I didn't find out much alternatives. Thank you in advance.
  2. 11/3/2016 Update (Version 0.6.9): Fixed strange behavior where new donations weren't alerting. 10/31/2016 Update (Version 0.6.8): Fixed the names not displaying correctly on the team totals, after they changed the API slightly. 11/4/2015 Update (Version 0.6.5): There is now a (rudimentary) progress bar that you can pop open and capture. You can set colors under the settings window, and key out the background. It updates whenever your totals are updated. If I get time, I may work on a circular progress indicator, but it's getting close to gameday, and I'm not sure I'll have time. 10/30/2015 Update (Version 0.6.1): Fixed bug: When servers were slow, personal totals would display as $0 while waiting for server responses. Fixed bug: last 5 donations were always hiding titles, except for the first, introduced in 0.6.0 10/28/2015 Update (Version 0.6.0): Donation amounts that are hidden, for whatever reason, are handled a little more gracefully. Omitted at times, displayed as (hidden) in others, and wording changed in some spots. If all donations are hidden, then your top donation will always be $0, but there's not much I can do about that. Your total is now pulled from your user page, rather than the sum of your public donations. This piece of data may not be as current (I think they only update that page every 15 minutes) but it will always be accurate to the moment it was last updated by the EL servers. 10/16/2015 Update (Version 0.5.2): When you change user ID, all previous donations in the queue are cleared. Prevents my donations from alerting before all yours when you first change the ID. 10/14/2015 Update (Version 0.5.1): Fixed bugs preventing sounds from loading when first selected Added "clear" buttons for both image and sound to deselect your setting. --------------- Alright, finally ready to release this thing out into the public. It's still in Beta, and there are likely still bugs hiding that I haven't ironed out. My email is in the application to submit bug reports to. Download Link So you download it, and install it. You'll need Adobe Air, which you can get at Adobe.com. Here's the quick rundown: It will fill in my ID as a default. To change it, head over to Settings and fill in your ID from your URL (the numeric one, not your screen name). Set any other defaults you want, things like background color of the alert window, currency sign, etc. Then be sure you click Save After you save, it should refresh the display with your information, not mine. If for some reason it doesn't, hit the 'Force refresh' button. Click Tracker to bring up the window where New Donation alerts will be displayed. It should be flashing all donations you have already received. I'll explain this more later. You should be good go to. How it works Once you've set up your ID/settings the program checks your donation list every 30 seconds. Every 15 minutes, it also checks for team information (if you're on a team). It updates the display inside the app window, but also sends information in various formats out to text files in a folder on your Desktop titled "extra-life-output". The titles should be pretty self-explanatory. Every time it detects a donation that it hasn't seen before, it adds that to a locally-stored database. Simultaneously to all that, every 10 seconds, it is checking that database for any donations that have yet to be displayed in the alert window. If it finds one, it displays the image and plays the sound you've selected, along with the name and amount of the donator. If you don't have the tracker window open, that check simply exits out. This means if you have the application open, but not the alert window open, any donations received during that time are queued up for the next time the tracker is opened. It will play the alert once for every donation. So the first time you open the app (or open it after not having opened it for a while) you're going to get to hear your donation alert a few times (hopefully a lot of times, which means you've raised a ton of money for CMN). There are a couple buttons up in the top right corner for utility, one to force a refresh of all data (Both individual and Team), as well as a 'Test Alert' button to trigger an alert to see what it looks like. It'll check to see if there's a new version available and give you a button pointing to the new version. There's also a button to donate to my EL page if you like it *HINTCOUGHCOUGHHINT*. Alert Files So the box for the alerts is approximately (may vary based on your OS) 685px wide by 215 px tall. That's what you're aiming for when creating images to use on your alert. The alert sound must be in MP3 format. You can use something like this to convert it to MP3 format if it isn't already. Text Files The text files this thing spits out can be used in OBS (via the "Text" source") and X-Split (using the "Title" source) pretty easily. Using those tools, you can set the size, font, outlines, scroll speed, etc, of any of that information. It behaves in the same was as most of the "Now Playing" type plugins out there. If you're confused, YouTube and google have plenty of tutorials on both tools and how to place text files in your stream stage. What's next I'm going to leave it out in the wild for a few days and hope some folks have bug reports/suggestions. Otherwise a few things I'm looking to add: Manually set the delay between alerts (for folks who have longer alert sounds) Add more font choices for alert text (what fonts?) Squash whatever bugs people find Refactor the code so it's not too embarrassing to put on GitHub. ???? I think I've covered everything it does, but if I forgot, let me know and I'll update this thread. I'm planning on using this thread as the 'home' for future updates, since it seems to have evolved from what I'd mentioned in other threads. I apologize if I'm cluttering the front page of the forum with this. I'll update the title as well as the in-app notification when I release new versions, and you can come back here to find out what's new. If you have any questions, please let me know here or via the e-mail listed in the app. If you enjoy the tool, please consider donating to my Extra Life Fundraiser. My niece was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart syndrome, basically meaning she had only one half of her heart. Three open heart surgeries during her first year of life at the hospital I'm raising money for, the University of Iowa Children's Hospital, and she's now a super energetic, sassy, awesome 2nd grader. She'll likely need a heart transplant as she nears her adult life, but even 20 years ago, these children didn't survive, so I'm extremely grateful to CMN hospitals, the UI Children's Hospital, and everyone who's ever thought about maybe helping a sick child get better. Edit: Fixed the actual download link. I'm an idiot.
  3. Twitter/Email Alerts

    Hi everyone, I got an email alert about donations received for my first two, then I haven't seen any since. Is there a way to turn them off that I somehow missed? I also have seen many others auto-tweet when they get a donation. I've connected my account, but it only posts when I make a donation. Did I miss something there, too? Maybe I can't donate to my own account and get it to pick up? Thanks any and all who may be able to assist Dave
  4. Hey everyone! Just was notified that our Dropbox's public links were temporarily shut down due to high traffic (holy smokes!). We'll be moving all of the Broadcasting Toolkit items to the Downloads section of the Community Site shortly! Thanks for your patience. Update: You can now download the Broadcasting Toolkit from the downloads area: http://community.extra-life.org/files/category/13-broadcasting-toolkit/ Can you believe that Extra Life Game Day 2015 is just 4 days away?! It seems like just yesterday we were launching this year’s website and brainstorming what we can do to help make 2015 one for the record books. While you certainly don't need to stream your Game Day fun, we know some people in the Extra Life community choose to do so on services like Twitch. I want you know that we’ve heard you loud and clear about needing streaming tools. If you are planning a Game Day broadcast, we're excited to announce that the Extra Life Broadcasting Toolkit is here! Inside you will find: Extra Life Donation AlertsDepending on how tech savvy you are, there are a few different ways that allow you to integrate Donation Alerts into your Extra Life Broadcast. All options are 100% free and connect directly with your Extra Life account through your unique participant ID. Miracle Story Videos & Commercial BreaksWant to show your viewers the impact of their donations or just need to step away from your stream for a few minutes? We have tons of patient stories from families who have been treated at our hospitals, promotional videos and thank you messages you can run. The videos range from 30 seconds to 7 minutes! Customizable Buttons for your Broadcasting PagePersonalize your Twitch profile with Extra Life themed buttons! There are dozens of pre-made buttons and even templates for you to make your own. Stream OverlaysNot the Bob Ross of designing overlays? No worries! We’ve designed a couple different overlays that you can choose from and we’ll continually be adding more as time allows. Talking Points about Children’s Miracle Network HospitalsEver wondered how many kiddos are treated at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital each year? How about every minute? The numbers will shock you and your viewers. Our hospitals treat every patient and their family, regardless of their injury, illness, or ability to pay! Again, you definitely don't need to stream your Game Day fun in order to participate in Extra Life, but if you are, we hope we just made your day much easier! For The Kids, Mike KinneyTeam Extra LifeChildren's Miracle Network Hospitals
  5. Hey everyone! Just was notified that our Dropbox's public links were temporarily shut down due to high traffic (holy smokes!). We'll be moving all of the Broadcasting Toolkit items to the Downloads section of the Community Site shortly! Thanks for your patience. Update: You can now download the Broadcasting Toolkit from the downloads area: http://community.extra-life.org/files/category/13-broadcasting-toolkit/ Can you believe that Extra Life Game Day 2015 is just 4 days away?! It seems like just yesterday we were launching this year’s website and brainstorming what we can do to help make 2015 one for the record books. While you certainly don't need to stream your Game Day fun, we know some people in the Extra Life community choose to do so on services like Twitch. I want you know that we’ve heard you loud and clear about needing streaming tools. If you are planning a Game Day broadcast, we're excited to announce that the Extra Life Broadcasting Toolkit is here! Inside you will find: Extra Life Donation AlertsDepending on how tech savvy you are, there are a few different ways that allow you to integrate Donation Alerts into your Extra Life Broadcast. All options are 100% free and connect directly with your Extra Life account through your unique participant ID. Miracle Story Videos & Commercial BreaksWant to show your viewers the impact of their donations or just need to step away from your stream for a few minutes? We have tons of patient stories from families who have been treated at our hospitals, promotional videos and thank you messages you can run. The videos range from 30 seconds to 7 minutes! Customizable Buttons for your Broadcasting PagePersonalize your Twitch profile with Extra Life themed buttons! There are dozens of pre-made buttons and even templates for you to make your own. Stream OverlaysNot the Bob Ross of designing overlays? No worries! We’ve designed a couple different overlays that you can choose from and we’ll continually be adding more as time allows. Talking Points about Children’s Miracle Network HospitalsEver wondered how many kiddos are treated at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital each year? How about every minute? The numbers will shock you and your viewers. Our hospitals treat every patient and their family, regardless of their injury, illness, or ability to pay! Again, you definitely don't need to stream your Game Day fun in order to participate in Extra Life, but if you are, we hope we just made your day much easier! For The Kids, Mike KinneyTeam Extra LifeChildren's Miracle Network Hospitals View full article
  6. I've already made a post in the alerts section, so i'll just link you to that post. It talks about everything im doing, my story that involves the primary childrens hospital and other good stuff. I hope you can find it helpful. If you have any questions feel free to comment here or email me at extralifealerts@extralifealerts.com Thanks, -Jonathan
  7. Hello, my name is Jonathan, AKA agentc0re. I set out to make a simple, web based alert/display for when someone new donates to you. I hate installing a program just for that and some sites require twitch app authorization. On the other hand, what about YouTube Gaming? Well if you know how to add a browser source to your streaming client then this might be the solution for you. http://extralifealerts.com What is Extra-Life Alerts? Well my web app parses the JSON data from your participant page. It then takes the most recent person and first displays them, then it waits and checks every 5 seconds for a new donor. Currently the only feature I have up is, displaying the donor which shows Name:Amount:Message. It will fade in this information then fade it out. Currently the text color is white surrounded by a black border. No CSS is needed. I've already set the BG to transparent and hopefully provided all the options you need to make your custom URL for donation alerts unique and awesome! Instructions to set it up in OBS are on the website as well. The setup is probably very similar to any other streaming software. Current known Issues: If messages are long, they might get cut off. Not enough testing to figure out how to deal with this problem. This issue is resolved by turning on the marquee effect.It takes a while to load at start because of a wait time i had to add to hide text, long story, and then it waits another 5 seconds to run through the operation.Future plans (not in any order): Change ability for text alignmentChange text sizeChange fade in/out timesAlways on screen featureAdd custom alert soundchange font & border colorchange wait time to check between new donationsAdd Google Font API for EffectsAdd a marquee scrolling effectA bit about why I did this and why I participate in Extra-Life. When I was eight, I tore my thumb off. I was taken to our Primary Children's Hospital by the University of Utah. We were an extremely poor family and there was no way we could afford the surgery. But due to donations and such, or at least I believe it worked this way, my surgery was covered for. Two surgery's later, my thumb was reattached. To this very day my thumb is very functional. It's amazing the things you take for granted had you not had a thumb. Im so very thankful to the doctors who were able to reattach it for me. It's amazing how far medicine has come in the last 30yrs. If you fill the need there are links to donate to my donor page or straight to me. Donations are obviously optional.