tlk.io started out as a small side project. The goal was to create a simple web chat. A big focus from the start was to keep things easy to use and offer a great UX. Over time tlk.io grew quite a bit and is now used by many people. We also added the option to embed a chat on any website. This resulted in over 200 million page views in the last year.
As much as it's nice to see big numbers, costs (server, support) also started to increase. For a week we put up some ads as an experiment, but UX suffered quite a bit, so we took them down again. Then later we discovered Patreon and here we are. ;-)
Hopefully with your help we can keep tlk.io free to use without restrictions. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Anthony + Simon