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Twitch Indicator is, like its name suggests, a www.twitch.tv appindicator. In case you're not familiar with Twitch, this is a popular live streaming video platform that primarily focuses on video gaming.

Twitch indicator

The purpose of Twitch Indicator is to track the channels you follow and notify you when they go live. Besides notifications, which can be turned off from the indicator settings, the list of live channels is displayed in the indicator menu and clicking on any channel will open its Twitch page in your default web browser.

The channel status is checked each time the indicator starts and every 5 minutes - this interval is configurable and you can also manually force a check by selecting "Check now" from the indicator menu.

Since this is the first Twitch Indicator release, you may find bugs - if you do, report them @ GitHub. Note that the app only ships with a light monochrome icon (for dark panels)!

Install Twitch Indicator in Ubuntu

To make it easier to install, I've uploaded Twitch Indicator to the main WebUpd8 PPA. Add the PPA and install Twitch Indicator in Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10 or 14.04 and derivatives (that support AppIndicators) using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install twitch-indicator
If you don't want to add the PPA, you can download the deb from HERE or grab the source code from GitHub.

Twitch Indicator didn't work under Ubuntu 12.04 in my test, that's why there aren't any packages for this Ubuntu version.

If you want Twitch Indicator to start automatically when you login, open Startup Applications, click "Add" and add "twitch-indicator" as the command and whatever you want under "name".

For more indicators, browse our AppIndicator tag.