Applause Button

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Applause button is a zero-configuration button for adding applause / claps to web pages and blog-posts

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Jason Shellen

$66 USD since Feb 2019

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Colin Eberhardt

$65 USD since Feb 2019

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Davit Bumbeishvili

$34 USD since Feb 2019

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Hasan Yurtsever

$23 USD since Feb 2020

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Myron

$20 USD since Jun 2019

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Reinier Gonzalez Menendez

$20 USD since Nov 2019

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Woody Peterson

$20 USD since Nov 2019

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kyubuns

$20 USD since May 2020

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Fernando Cejas

$20 USD since Jan 2021

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Dwinawan

$20 USD since Feb 2021

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David Costa

$20 USD since Apr 2021

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Incognito

$10 USD since Mar 2020

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Pattarawat Chormai

$5 USD since Sep 2019

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Max Eisen

$5 USD since Mar 2021

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CHILLFILTR

$28 USD since May 2020

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calmest_ghostDESIGN

$3 USD since Oct 2021

Applause Button is all of us

Our contributors 18

Thank you for supporting Applause Button.

Jason Shellen

individual backer

$66 USD

Colin Eberhardt

commercial sponsor

$65 USD

Davit Bumbeis...

individual backer

$34 USD

CHILLFILTR

individual backer

$28 USD

Hasan Yurtsever

individual backer

$23 USD

Myron

$20 USD

Reinier Gonza...

$20 USD

This is awesome! Very simple to integrate, idea...

kyubuns

$20 USD

Dwinawan

individual backer

$20 USD

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Today’s balance

$92.12 USD

Total raised

$289.30 USD

Total disbursed

$197.18 USD

Estimated annual budget

$85.05 USD

About


The medium 'claps' concept has become a very popular and effective way for indicating your appreciation of a blog post. I run my own blog, and wanted to have a similar system. After much searching I came to the conclusion that there wasn't already a solution out there - so I decided to build my own!

Applause button is the end result. It is a relatively simple custom element that faithfully reproduces the medium style 'clap' effect, with clap counts recorded to a serverless AWS back-end. Rather than keep this goodness all to myself I decided to share, allowing anyone to use this UI control, and my back-end, for counting claps.

This project has become quite popular, and I am now recording claps for > 100 websites. This comes at a cost! The purpose of this open collective is to cover my hosting bill, which is likely to be $500 this year.

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