Ubuntu Edge Crowdfunding Widget
July 23, 2013, 11:45 a.m. by Nathan Osman

For those of you who aren't aware, Canonical is attempting to raise $32 million on Indiegogo to fund the development of Ubuntu Edge, a cutting edge (no pun intended) smartphone with enough features to make any Ubuntu user drool. Yesterday, over $3 million was raised, smashing all kinds of crowdfunding records. Many of you were constantly visiting the page containing the latest total to see how far it had come along.

Well, you don't have to any more. Introducing:

Editor's note: widget now removed.

Yes, that's right - now you can actually display the progress of the project on your own blog / website and let all of your visitors know at a glance how things are coming along. All you need is the following HTML:

<a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge" title="Donate Now!">
    <img src="http://ue.quickmediasolutions.com/percentage.png">

Yes, that's it. The image will automatically update every 30 minutes with the latest percentage. If you want to see a demo, check out our home page for an example.

Technical Information

The image is generated by a Python script and you can find out more about it and view the source code here:


You can even run your own instance of the updater.