[Bug-ish] Twitch API Challenge not working

[Bug-ish] Twitch API Challenge not working
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#1

Hello, I was helping a camper on stackoverflow and noticed that the FCC Twitch API challenge can’t be completed as of now because the twitch api changed a little bit and the way it is set up right now will always return a 404 error on each GET request.

Just wanted to let you know, probably an already known problem but you know, better safe than sorry.


#2

It requires an ID to work. You can get one from your Twitch account.


#3

Yes, I do know that as I read the Twitch API after discovering the sequential 404 errors for each request. I wrote this because FCC Admins or Moderators need to change the text of the challenge to help the users :slight_smile:


#4

It actually has been updated (https://www.freecodecamp.com/challenges/use-the-twitchtv-json-api):

UPDATE: Due to a change in conditions on API usage explained here Twitch.tv now requires an API key, but we’ve built a workaround. Use https://wind-bow.gomix.me/twitch-api instead of twitch’s API base URL (i.e. https://api.twitch.tv/kraken ) and you’ll still be able to get account information, without needing to sign up for an API key.

NOTE: The Twitch project will actually be removed from the new curriculum.