Dribbble Following Me – Chrome Extension v1.0

18 Responses

  1. Hamish Macpherson Hamish Macpherson

    Click here for a WORKING version by Alex P.
    Download v1.0 Here
    (Requires Google Chrome)

    I thought Joshua's idea of "... is following you" was so clever that I spent a good part of my day working on this extension to do just what he outlined; that is, show a small icon when the dribbbler you're viewing is following you.

    Making this was a great opportunity to practice some JavaScript and Chrome Extension building (a first for me!) It wouldn't be possible without the Dribbble API.

    v1.0 Technical Notes:
    - Currently works on 'shots' pages only. Not profiles yet.
    - The 'follow' status is cached (12 hrs) so as to avoid hammering the API if, for example, you view several shots from the same user in a short period of time.
    - The more people a user follows, the longer this takes to run, this is because dribbble's API only allows you to request 30 at a time.
    - There's no options page or interface icon yet. You can disable/enable it from the chrome://extensions page.
    - Original idea & Icon design credit goes to Joshua, thanks mate!

    I'm open to any feedback or feature requests. Let me know!

    almost 3 years ago

  2. Jonathan Mazaltov Jonathan Mazaltov

    Freaking awesome, thanks!

    almost 3 years ago

  3. Alex Pankratov Alex Pankratov

    Would be nice to have this in a form of Firefox add-on. Just sayin'.

    almost 3 years ago

  4. Aaron Allen Aaron Allen

    the download link isn't working :(

    almost 3 years ago

  5. Joshua Krohn Joshua Krohn

    Holy moly, this is awesome! Thanks, dude!

    almost 3 years ago

  6. Hamish Macpherson Hamish Macpherson

    @Jonathan: Thanks! Glad you like it.
    @Alex: Perhaps when I have more time. I don't imagine it would be too hard to port over.
    @Aaron: Try it again. If you still have no luck let me know and I can email it to you.
    @Joshua: No problem man! Thanks for the inspiration.

    almost 3 years ago

  7. Aaron Allen Aaron Allen

    Awesome thanx

    almost 3 years ago

  8. Adi Hezral Adi Hezral

    this is nice thanks

    almost 3 years ago

  9. Bas Prass Bas Prass


    almost 3 years ago

  10. Morgan Allan Knutson Morgan Allan Knutson

    Well done, man!

    almost 3 years ago

  11. Kevin Andersson Kevin Andersson

    Very nice!

    almost 3 years ago

  12. Mike Gottschalk Mike Gottschalk

    Awesome idea, thanks for the extension!

    almost 3 years ago

  13. Emir Ayouni Emir Ayouni

    how did I ever manage to miss out on this. thank you, sir. you are a gorilla!

    almost 3 years ago

  14. João Oliveira Simões João Oliveira Simões

    WOW!!! You are amazing! Just installed and it works fine on the RockMelt browser! Thank you!

    almost 3 years ago

  15. Jonathan Mazaltov Jonathan Mazaltov

    Now that Lion is out, it has made me switch to Safari out of the new awesomeness (feature wise). Being that this was one of the most useful plugins for me on Chrome, I would love to see a port to Safari. Thanks again for the work you have done ;)

    over 2 years ago

  16. Hamish Macpherson Hamish Macpherson

    Thanks for the love guys!
    I've put the extension on GitHub:

    When I have more time I would love to port it over to Safari and Firefox. Safari would be a lot easier since the extension architecture is very similar to Chrome.


    over 2 years ago

  17. Tanveer Junayed  Tanveer Junayed 

    Why it's not working now? Using Mountain Lion and Chrome 23.0.

    over 1 year ago

  18. Hamish Macpherson Hamish Macpherson

    @Tanveer Junayed  : Thanks for your interest! I'm guessing something has changed to break the extension. Fortunately the supremely talented @Alex Pankratov has a much better version of this extension available here: http://dribbble.com/shots/753356-isFollower — let me know if that works for you.

    over 1 year ago

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