Today, Streamlabs is announcing the launch of a native App Store with a growing collection of apps built entirely within Streamlabs OBS (SLOBS). At the start, users will have access to 16 diverse applications designed to help live streamers grow their channel. Each app built by an independent talented developer team.
Everyone who visits the store gets a free $15 to check out the apps and to support developers.
Available on Twitch to start and coming to other streaming platforms soon.
Let’s go over a few things together:
Why build an app store?
We are convinced that live streaming will continue to grow. Creators will push the boundaries in production value, will want greater automation and analytics, smarter ways to interact with their growing audience, and much more.
You (the creator) want diverse and rich features, often specific to your channel. Our goal is to support you on your journey as a creator, and our worst fear is when we are unable to allocate enough resources to deliver features that help you grow. Enter developers!
Amazing developers can do so much more than our team alone. They are passionate about the live streaming space and have innovative ideas that bring a ton of value to live streamers. For this to work, developers need to make money so that they can support themselves and funnel even more energy into top-tier apps.
What apps are available at launch?
What’s this $15 welcome bonus?
Every single person that enters the app store gets $15 (funded by Streamlabs) to check out the apps. Why? Because we think these apps are awesome and because we want to support developers and help them earn a living for their hard work.
What’s in it for developers?
Good question. 3 things:
$1,000,000 developer fund
To top it off, Streamlabs will invest $1,000,000 in a developer fund aimed at helping developers grow their business. We’ll use the funds to (1) grow adoption for the app store and to (2) support talented developers, especially early in the product life-cycle.
We are keeping the store invite-only for an indefinite future. The single reason for that is we want to give the maximum amount of support to each developer, including custom API work if that is what’s needed to build a killer app.
On behalf of talented developers and everyone at Streamlabs, thank you so much for checking out the app store, supporting the developer community, and above all, moving the live streaming/content creator ecosystem forward. You are the future. And we want to do everything we can to support you as you continue to grow.