Twitch APIs client
A python module for pulling data from the Twitch.tv APIs (kraken, tmi, rechat).
pip install itch
Starting in August 2016, the kraken API will require an application client id. If the environment variable TWITCH_CLIENT_ID is set, itch will use this. There is no default value, but you can use the APIs without one until August; after which you will have to supply your own.
itch models wrap their own API endpoints, so most items can be loaded by name using the static get method, and used as dictionaries. It’d be wise to familiarize yourself with the return values from the kraken v3 resources, as most keys (like id and name) are not explicitly mentioned in the module, but read from json and made into a dict.
>>> from itch.models import Channel >>> c = Channel.get('itmejp') >>> c.followers 248650 >>> c.created_at datetime.datetime(2010, 2, 28, 9, 30, 51)
All dates are made into timezone-absent datetime instances. Nested objects are usually rolled into specialized classes of their own.
Lists of objects, where API paging is involved is done through generators, allowing you to seamlessly iterate over every item of a collection.
>>> for follow in c.list_following(): ... print follow.created_at, follow.channel.name ... 2011-03-04 03:16:19 giantbomb 2012-10-17 02:36:20 day9tv 2014-01-18 02:14:50 greenspeak 2014-01-20 00:50:58 towelliee 2014-07-16 05:42:50 camiwins 2014-07-28 23:31:00 incontroltv ... <snip>
Video objects can reprint chat, if the VOD is still available on twitch.tv .
>>> for video in c.past_streams(): ... for chatline in video.chat_replay(): ... print "[%s] %s: %s" % (video.id, chatline['from'], chatline.message) ... break ... break ... [v80935574] mwthecool: Hey everyone!
Channel method get_chatters can pull real-time chatters, moderators, and admins.
>>> map(str, c.get_chatters().moderators) ['crosseye_jack', 'gray_mask', 'itmebot', 'itmejp', 'reginaldxiv', 'strippin', 'tahkai11', 'zodiacviii']
Currently, only a file-based cache adapter is ready. Adapters for redis and memcached are planned for future releases. To add a cache adapter, plug a CacheInterface compliant subclass directly to the itch.TwitchAPI before making requests. The FileTreeCache accepts the optional environment variable TWITCH_CACHE_TEMP to set the cache path on disk.
from cache.filetree import FileTreeCache from itch import TwitchAPI TwitchAPI.set_caching(FileTreeCache())
Focused on my own use-cases, kraken v3 resources are not completely covered. This initial release of itch does not currently work with subscribers or subscriptions, games, or top stream lists.