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Product Update: New public API to remote control your timer 🔌

· Lukas Hermann Lukas Hermann

Hey there,

Stagetimer has a public API now. With it, you can remote control your timer with other software, for example, the Streamdeck with Bitfocus Companion. I’m gonna work on a detailed guide for the Companion in the future.

How to use the new API

You can access the API through a popup at the top of the controller page. It is required to generate an API key to authenticate with the API. The API is only available for pro users.

If you want to test the API I would love to get some feedback! If you are a free user, contact us and we’ll get you a 14-day trial.

Popup to access the API
Popup to access the API

The API documentation page details every available endpoint. The value for your room ID and API key are pre-filled when you follow the “API Documentation” link from the controller page.

Detailed documentation for every endpoint
Detailed documentation for every endpoint

Select time format (24-hours, 12-hours, auto)

The last update introduced different time formats. It chooses the time format automatically based on your country and language. In fact, if you share the link with someone from another country they see it in their local time format.

Now there is an explicit setting to define the time format for everyone if you like to do so.

Explicitly define the time format
Explicitly define the time format

Titles and extra info

The last update also introduced the option to show a timer title to speakers. Not there is another field called “Extra” which you can use to show speaker names or other extra information to the speaker.

Show a title and extra information to the speaker
Show a title and extra information to the speaker

Duplicate a room

From your dashboard, it is now possible to duplicate a room with all customizations, timers, and messages.

Duplicate a room
Duplicate a room

That’s it for release 1.18. As always, feel free to contact us, especially if you find a glitch.

Check out the full list of changes on https://stagetimer.io/changelog/

Cheers,
Lukas