I am working on a feature now that lets users write and submit GitHub pull request comments from my app.
My problem is that I want users to be able to use GitHub emoji’s, and if possible, also
@mention other users when drafting their comments in my tool so that the experience is no different than writing a comment on GitHub.
Re-implementing this front-end experience in my app isn’t impossible, but it seems like it’d be a lot easier with a little bit of support from someone developer at GitHub. From inspecting the DOM I can see that GitHub already has some reusable code there.
Is there a way I could get support from someone at GitHub who’s involved with the front-end code I’m referring to?
My proposal is that I’d be happy to build and package the solution for this into an open-source component that could be used by all GitHub platform developers going forward! I imagine that this need will come up again in the future.