Lyket

Instantly add clap/like/vote buttons to your static website

Lyket is the easiest and quickest way to engage your audience while maintaining their privacy. In just a few minutes you can add out-of-the-box like, clap and vote buttons to your website and start receiving feedback right away. No sign-up required!
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8 Reviews5.0/5
Souljuse
Maker
Full-stack developer @ DatoCMS & Lyket
Well well, hi! I have been working for a web agency for 2 years, creating static sites mostly, and I spent another 2 years working for a headless CMS. That thought me a few things. The headless world is awesome, JAMstack is the key but without a server you can miss a lot of fun. Especially when it comes to user engagement. A simple like button is a great deal for a blog or for a saas or e-commerce but a pain to develop if you are going fully serverless. So I created Lyket! I appreciate any kind of feedback and I'd be happy to answer questions!
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Stefano VernaCEO @ DatoCMS
This is definitely interesting, especially from a privacy/own-your-data point of view. I hate crappy Facebook buttons. And Medium too, with their awful registration wall. Static blogs make a lot of sense. You can host everything on Vercel/Netlify, without the fear of your Wordpress installation being hacked. Well done, waiting for the API key to try it out!
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Souljuse
Maker
Full-stack developer @ DatoCMS & Lyket
@steffoz definitely! Facebook and Medium aren't really an alternative if you want the reactions you receive to be "yours". And most people do not want to register to a third-party service to vote or like a post
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Primer
Founder of Division 77
I assume this doesn’t need to be used on a static site? I’d be interested in trying this on one of my products simply as a time saving exercise so I don’t need to build my own “like” functionality... again.
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Souljuse
Maker
Full-stack developer @ DatoCMS & Lyket
@mickc79 Sure you can use it even if you don't have a static website! I guess the first target for Lyket that came to my mind is people that do not want to build up a server just to store some likes, but I guess I was wrong :D
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Souljuse
Maker
Full-stack developer @ DatoCMS & Lyket
@mickc79 I have received other requests to develop an embedded version so I guess we will work on it very soon :)
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Primer
Founder of Division 77
@souljuse Yes, building "like" functionality is technically very easy but it's time consuming to do. Eg I recently launched https://mvp.fyi and I would have used Lyket on that if I could have.
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Souljuse
Maker
Full-stack developer @ DatoCMS & Lyket
@mickc79 Yeah, those were my thoughts exactly. I had to build it myself as well for a website but there were a few considerations that came unexpected. For example the signup dilemma. Not everybody wants to signup to a service to leave a reaction, but also you have to keep the website safe from malicious use. And animations.. What a pain xD Anyway I love your project! I hope you will use Lyket for the next one!
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Primer
Founder of Division 77
Couple of typos on the site. That sorta thing really detracts from credibility. In your testimonial you have “The SUSPANCE is killing me” I’m sure you mean “suspense” Also in your intro you mention “show your work to the WORD”. I’m sure you mean “world”
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Souljuse
Maker
Full-stack developer @ DatoCMS & Lyket
@mickc79 Thanks for the tips!
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Souljuse
Maker
Full-stack developer @ DatoCMS & Lyket
@mickc79 Just fixed the typos!
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Borja SolerBuilding things. Product & UX ❤️.
This looks really cool and could save a lot of time! Congrats on the launch 🎉
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Souljuse
Maker
Full-stack developer @ DatoCMS & Lyket
@solerbor Thank you very much Borja I really appreciate it :D Leave your email in the form to receive an API key if you want to try it out
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