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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Top financial contributors

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Colin Eberhardt

$65 USD since Feb 2019

2
Jason Shellen

$56 USD since Feb 2019

3
Davit Bumbeishvili

$34 USD since Feb 2019

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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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David Costa

$20 USD since Apr 2021

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Hasan Yurtsever

$16 USD since Feb 2020

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Incognito

$10 USD since Mar 2020

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Dwinawan

$6 USD since Feb 2021

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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

$24 USD since May 2020

Applause Button is all of us

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Thank you for supporting Applause Button.

Colin Eberhardt

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$65 USD

commercial sponsor

Jason Shellen

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$56 USD

individual backer

Davit Bumbeis...

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$34 USD

individual backer

CHILLFILTR

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$24 USD

individual backer

Myron

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Total contributions

$20 USD

Reinier Gonza...

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$20 USD

This is awesome! Very simple to integrate, ideal to add that extra nice feature for your MVP, fast!

Woody Peterson

Financial Contributor

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$20 USD

kyubuns

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Total contributions

$20 USD

Fernando Cejas

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$20 USD

David Costa

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$20 USD

Hasan Yurtsever

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$16 USD

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from Dwinawan

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Today’s balance

$66.17 USD

Total raised

$263.35 USD

Total disbursed

$197.18 USD

Estimated annual budget

$99.30 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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