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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$5 USD / month

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Top financial contributors

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Colin Eberhardt

$45 USD since Feb 2019

2

Myron

$20 USD since Jun 2019

3

Davit Bumbeishvili

$18 USD since Feb 2019

4

Jason Shellen

$18 USD since Feb 2019

5

Pattarawat Chormai

$5 USD since Sep 2019

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Monthly donation to Applause Button (individual backer)

Davit Bumbeishvili | 10/4/2019 | View Details 
+$2.00USD

Monthly donation to Applause Button (commercial sponsor)

Colin Eberhardt | 10/1/2019 | View Details 
+$5.00USD

Monthly donation to Applause Button (individual backer)

Jason Shellen | 10/1/2019 | View Details 
+$2.00USD

Today’s balance

$24.93 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $103.12 USD

Applause Button is all of us

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Everyone who has supported Applause Button. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Colin Eberhardt
Collective Admin
Colin Eberhardt
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$45 USD

Myron
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$20 USD

Davit Bumbeis...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$18 USD

Jason Shellen
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$18 USD

Pattarawat Ch...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$5 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.