Binx apps fall into two categories; (1) Streamer support apps and (2) CrowdPlay games.
Streamer Support Apps
At the core of everything that is Binx is our dedicated to community and gaming. Our indie app building efforts play on these two focus points.
Binx Streamer support apps are designed by our engineering team to aid in the streaming process. Bringing tools and services into a one-stop solution that delivers tools and realtime analytics.
Desktop apps include:
- BinxPrep - helping setup your stream audio pre-launch
- Binx Stream Assist - helping manage all aspects of your stream
- Binx Donations - free viewer donations and tipping
While crowdplay games are designed to extend the promotional reach of our Streamers and their collection of brands/products.
CrowdPlay games allow stream viewers direct control over the games they are watching. Viewers collaborate, play and interact with the streaming game through chat commands. With the game returning visual results through the video stream and textual results through chat.
Spin2Win is a prime example of what a CrowdPlay game can be. It is, actually, four game in one. !Spin is a visual game of giveaways and collaboration. With viewers needing to work together towards a shared goal. Balloon Pop, !RGB, !Race and !GuessThatWord are all chat-based games. Delivered with the help of the BinxBot AI and designed to keep gameplay at the fingertips of all chat viewers all the time.
Spin2Win moderators are chosen from amongst the moderator ranks. So, the best way to become a moderator is to make yourself known within the game chat. Be present for a collection of spins and make your wishes known to the moderators that you run into.
The moderators will be looking for people who are helping other players with their questions, introducing new players to the chat games and just keeping an eye on everyone staying civil and nice to each other.
The existing moderators pay attention to community members who step up and help out during spins. So, being a good community member is a great start.
There are a few things we do not allow inside the Spin2Win games:
- Alt ( alternative ) accounts
- Chat advertising ( or sub calls )
Since the games inception we have had issues with people attempting to cheat the game. Mostly through the use of Alt accounts. Alternative accounts that allow a single user to enter a !Spin more than once.
We fight this in two way right now;
- We have an active family of moderators ( "mods" ) that are always in chat and looking for Alt accounts call outs. If you see an account you think might be an account, make a call out to any Mod you see in chat and we will check the user out. You can also email us
with the time you saw the Alt and their username. Our team will check logs and look into the account.
- Accounts that were created since the launch date of Spin2Win are not allowed to enter !Spin's at the moment.
We are working on now ways to handle cheaters in the games. Some in secret and some you will see as the service updates rollout. But, bottom line, we depend on community call outs more than anything else. So, if you see anyone being uncool, let us know and we will deal with it for you 🙂
The Spin2Win game is hosted on a streaming server and that connection can sometimes be lost.
The way Youtube handles lost live connections ( that are down for more than a few seconds ) is to shutdown the old stream and begin to archive it.
When our team is alerted to downtime, we relaunch as fast as we can. Usually, though, this means Youtube gives us a new stream to work with. So, the best way to keep on top of the most current live stream is to subscribe and visit the main Binx YoutubeGaming page. Not to bookmark the stream itself.
Note: As streams get archived, likes and dislikes go along with them. So, if you like the stream once and then see it is not updated for you on a new stream, like it again. It helps us in spreading the word and you in sharing the stream with your friends 🙂