Because I am sick of all those blurry images on otherwise pixel perfect GitHub pages.
This service also can also turn your Travis CI, Coveralls and VersionEye badges to retina versions.
Paste original url to ugly png badge:
This is url with awesome (still fully dynamic) svg badge:
Frankly, this is a proof of concept. Once this gets enough traction, I will rewrite the codebase, publish it a open source on GitHub and setup proper domain with extensive serverside caching etc. The good thing is, it already works like a charm now!
gittip/shields.io for the shield template
gittip/img.shields.io for the idea
Steve Matteson for Open Sans font