We are delighted to be one of the first official partners for Thunder, a novel way for professional publishers work together to make publishing both better and easier. Joining other big names like Facebook, Instyle.De, Playboy.De, Acquia and nexx.tv, Riddle is providing our viral content creation tools to the Drupal-based system created by Hubert Burda Media.

Thunder is unusual in that it was created by one media company to benefit ALL media companies. The service is free of any licence or maintenance fee. The tool itself is a Drupal 8 distribution for professional publishers. It consists of the current Drupal 8 functionality, lots of useful modules from publishers and industry partners, and an environment which makes it easy to install, deploy and add new functionality.

Riddle offers its basic version for free for Thunder users, but just like the services from our web site you can pay for extra features to streamline data gathering or to remove our branding. You are free to add adverts to your content and you retain all revenue. We NEVER add any of our adverts to your content.

Thunder riddle picSo why was this Thunder Coalition developed?
The Thunder Coalition has a number of key goals:

  • to enable publishers to deploy rich functionality for their products very quickly and at reasonable cost,
  • to share functionality among publishers, fuelling the industry and providing excellent user experience with the individual content,
  • to enable industry partners to spread their outstanding services amongst publishers and to charge for premium services as the publishers grow,
  • to enable implementation partners to gain knowledge about Thunder programming and implementation in order to provide services to publishers and industry partners.

More information about Thunder

You can find out more information on Burda’s Thunder here. Feel free to ask questions and maybe even contribute some new modules of your own!