Analytics API Sample: Concurrent Viewers for Live Events

Product(s)
Video Cloud
Live
Role(s)
API Developer
API(s)
Analytics API

This topic provides a sample app for getting the concurrent viewers for a live event.

Introduction

This sample uses the Get Live Analytics time-series endpoint of the Analytics API to generate a report on concurrent viewers for a live event based on different time intervals. For convenience, the Epoch timestamps returned by the API are converting into human-readable timestamps.

Limitations

Getting Credentials

To get a client_id and client_secret, you will need to go to the OAuth UI and register this app:

These are the permissions you will need:

Analytics API Permissions
Analytics API Permissions

You can also get your credentials via CURL or Postman - see:

If you are getting credentials directly from the API, these are the permissions you need:

		[
			"video-cloud/analytics/read",
			"video-cloud/video/read"
		]

CodePen

Find all the code associated with this sample in this GitHub repository.

See the Pen Analytics API Sample: Concurrent Viewers for Live Events by Brightcove Learning Services (@rcrooks1969) on CodePen.

Using the CodePen

Here are some tips to effectively use the above CodePen:

  • Toggle the actual display of the app by clicking the Result button.
  • Click the HTML/CSS/JS buttons to display ONE of the code types.
  • Click Edit on CodePen in the upper right corner to fork this CodePen into your own account.
  • Find all the code associated with this sample in this GitHub repository.

Proxy code

In order to build your own version the sample app on this page, you must create and host your own proxy. (The proxies used by Brightcove Learning Services only accept requests from Brightcove domains.) A sample proxy, very similar to the one we use, but without the checks that block requests from non-Brightcove domains, can be found in this GitHub repository. You will also find basic instructions for using it there, and a more elaborate guide to building apps around the proxy in Using the REST APIs.