Orbit Browser Extension
The Orbit browser extension brings Orbit data right into GitHub, Twitter, Linkedin, and Gmail, allowing you to get information about a community member where you need it, when you need it.
You can also use it to add members directly to your Orbit workspace.
Install the Orbit browser extension
You can install the extension directly from the Google Chrome Webstore.
Setting up the extension
Once the extension is installed, you’ll be redirected on the extension’s settings page. This page is also available upon clicking on the extension icon in your browser toolbar.
You can then sign-in using your Orbit account, and select the workspace you’ll want the extension to surface information about.
Using the extension
Once setup is complete, navigate to any issue, discussion or pull request, any profile page on LinkedIn or Twitter, or an email thread in Gmail. You should now see an Orbit icon. Click the icon to see more information.
- If you’re seeing the error “There was an error fetching Orbit data”, and you are using an adblocker, you can try and allow
app.orbit.loveURLs in your ad blocker preferences.
- If you’re seeing the error “Authentication error: Credentials are invalid or workspace has not been selected”, visit the extension’s settings page by clicking the extension icon in the browsers’ toolbar and sign in again, and/or make sure a workspace is selected.
Manually updating the extension
The extension will update automatically to newer versions. If, however, you need to update it right away, it is possible to do so manually.
Go to chrome://extensions, activate the Developer Mode toggle in the top-right corner, and click on the “Update” button. Note: this will update all of your extensions.