So why may our solution not work?
Our redesign of Medium’s Claps…and why they may not have chosen to do it this way.
Jason Li

I’d like to offer another reason, with the slider it becomes way way easier to give the “full” 50 claps, while on desktop it takes more “effort” to give the full 50 claps. that way you are differently valuing claps on mobile and desktop.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.