GitHub Buttons with Watch and Fork Counts

November 29 2011, 12:41pm

Mark Dotto of Twitter has created GitHub buttons to provide consistent, easy-to-use links back to a GitHub project. The buttons are very similar to the kind of social buttons for twitter and Facebook you see on blog posts. For their initial release functionality is limited to a static link back to your repo and dynamic counts for the number of watchers and forks on any public repo. In the future it will expand on this to support user profiles and dynamic buttons via oAuth.