Fairly atypical and interesting Chrome extension that provides you with information about random GitHub users when opening a new tab.
- Git Random
- License :Trial
- OS:Windows All
- Publisher:Adnan Ahmed
Git Random Description
If you’re on GitHub, then it’s almost certain you’re there “on business.” However, those of you also slightly interesting in the social aspect of GitHub might find Git Random fairly entertaining, let’s call it that.
Displays a random GitHub user each time your open a new tab in Google Chrome
In just a few words, Git Random is a lightweight Google Chrome extension that provides your favorite browser with an atypical new tab screen which displays a random GitHub user, and it’s related information.
This means that each time you open a new tab in your computer’s Chrome browser, you can view the profile picture, name, location, related websites, email address the first joined date, and all the repositories associated with the user in question, and that’s basically about.
Simplistic extension with a straightforward installation and configuration process
To start using it, you will need to access its official Chrome Web Store page and then click the “ADD TO CHROME” button. As expected, the extension also integrates with Chrome’s toolbar via a small icon, but there’s no extra functionality provided by it, so you might as well hide it, after the following step.
Finally, since the extension relies on the GitHub API (which has an applied rate limit), you should set up an API Token. Log into your GitHub account, go to Settings, Personal Access Tokens and generate a new token which then can be copied to the special section on your extension’s Options section.
Brings random GitHub users a bit closer to you
Taking everything into account, Git Random is a non-impressive yet unique Chrome extension that’s aimed at users who are also interested in the social aspect of the famous repository and version control platform for building software together.