On the quest to bring you more stuff to flattr we’ve reached a new milestone. Ten months ago we made all Twitter profiles flattrable and now we’re ready to take the next step.
Starting today all tweets are flattrable – not only that – we’re also adding GitHub to the mix and making all non-organizational GitHub profiles, repos, commits and gists flattrable. Found some hot new open source project that you want to support? Now that’s only a few clicks away.
To make all this possible and easy to discover we’ve updated our Chrome extension so that it shows up in the address bar for all the new content – it should have updated itself in the background and be ready for you to use right away.
What about the Firefox users out there? You want to flattr cool tweets and commits as well? We know – that’s why we’re also launching an initial version of a Firefox add-on today. It’s still in review by Mozilla and there are additional things we want to do with it – but you needed to be part of this so we’re launching it early anyway. (Wikipedia-support for Firefox will come at a later time, until then Flattr icon will show up in articles that already have been flattred.)
Both the Chrome extension and the Firefox add-on are built on top of our API – they are asking if a URL is flattrable and if yes then our icon is shown in the browser’s address bar. That also means that most of the API already supports the new GitHub and Twitter things and are just waiting for you to start mashing it up.
We’re pretty thrilled about launching this and hope that you feel it’s a great step towards making more and more of the fantastic content available on the web supportable through real donations. Just remember – if you flattr someone who hasn’t signed up yet then you need to make them aware that they have a donation waiting and they should claim it. You’re the right person to do it, it’ll be nice and personal that way.
Have fun flattring new stuff!
/ The Flattr dev team
NB! Firefox + Chrome combined represent around 65% of all Flattr.com visitors. 0.3% visit us via their Playstation, thought you might want to know :)