One of the most important experiences for me at this years WordCamp Europe was meeting other people, specifically members of the WooTeam who I haven’t met before. One of them was Remi Corson, who after overhearing a chat I was having with Patrick Rauland, sat me down and showed me what he was working on with Heartbeat API.
It was an awesome chat! The power of collaboration between WordPress community members is so cool 🙂 and in the spirit of collaboration, I’ve decided to release an open source plugin that will help you get started with your own Heartbeat API development.
So check it out on Github, fork it, submit some pull requests, if we can make life easier for other WordPress developers wanting to use Heartbeat API in their products then that’s what I’m hoping for!
In the long term I’d like to contribute back to the Heartbeat API docs because they are severely lacking at the moment!