It is a platform that allows developers to monetize their open source projects on GitHub. People can request new features or fixes by making a wish - a paid request to the project owner -. Other people can support this wish by adding extra money, making it more appealing for the project owner. Once the owner finishes the task, he gets his money.
No. At Hashdog LLC., we have chosen Stripe as our only payment gateway, and we are very happy with that decision. HashDog has suffered PayPal in bureaucracy and lack of support, while Stripe made our lives a lot easier, from both the engineering point of view and the support provided by Stripe.
You only need an active email address (obviously, right?), and a GitHub account.
Simple, click on the "SIGN IN / SIGN UP" button, or in the link "Sign in with GitHub". This will take you to GitHub's page, so you can give permission.
Yes. A Beerpay account is not necessary in order to give money. You can browse all the projects and support it wihtout problems. All payments made in this way will appear as "Anonymous Payments" for the projects owner.
Yes. You can create your account and import your projects from GitHub without problems. Beerpay can store your money (from Wishes or Supports) up to 90 days. After this period, we will refund each payment to their respective wishers and supporters. If you connect your Stripe account before this 90 days, your payments will be delivered.
We use the write permission to allow our users to add the Beerpay badge in their README files with a simple click. Also, this is a limitation that GitHub is presenting to us. We are using these scopes: [ 'user:email', 'read:org', 'public_repo’ ] to get the repos and other activity. At the moment, the 'public_repo' gives read/write permissions, and there doesn’t seem to be a way for it to give read-only access. Here is a link to the scopes on Github, in case you’d like to know more about the issue:
We are working to figure out a way around it to give our app read-only access. If you have a suggestion in mind, we would love to hear it!
You only have to import your projects from your GitHub account. This will allow you to receive Wishes or Supports from other users. We also offer a badge generator so you can add it to your README files and get more attention.
In your dashboard you will find a "+ Add Project" button. It will allow you to import projects from your GitHub account or from the organizations you belong to and of which you have admin permissions.
Yes, currently payments can be made through Stripe using US Dollars or Bitcoins.
Once your session is initiated, you have to click on your username (on the top bar). A menu will unfold, and on it, you will see the Settings section.
If you have any ideas, suggestions or just want to support us, you can create a Wish or Support request at Beerpay on Beerpay.
If you need to contact us for any reason, report a bug or issues, you can leave us issues at Beerpay on GitHub.
You can send us an email to and a real human will attend your concerns as fast as he/she can.