Contributing to Countly


Many people want to dive into open source software, but don't know where to start. Most of the time they have the energy and enthusiasm, but don't have a clue about how to go about it, whom to talk to, or what to read in order to begin with their contribution.

Countly is a good example of an open source project - it has a ticketing system, a searchable knowledge base, innovative developers to connect with, and most importantly, a global vision with a public roadmap. Therefore, joining doesn't come with high barriers, and it does not require a high profile. Small things like spreading the word on LinkedIn, X writing a brief tutorial, or reporting a bug are all valuable contributions.

Let’s dive into what it needs and means to be a Countly contributor.

Download and fork our source code

We use Git, a distributed version control system and Github, a service that gives open source developers several tools to keep their source code. All public code resides in GitHub servers, and Github provides wonderful ways to read, fork, examine, and contribute code back to the project.

One of the first things you should be doing is learning Git commands - this is really a good start toward being a part of Countly and other Git-supported open source projects.

Write reviews and documentation

All open source projects need a lot of documentation and Countly is no exception. You can either contact us directly for a review/doc, or start writing your own. You don’t have to be a linguistic expert - anything from reviews to an in-depth installation guide would be useful.

Write an SDK for your platform

Currently, Countly SDKs are available for Web, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows, and Mac OS platforms.

Contributors have provided many SDKs for different development environments, including Unity 3D, Phonegap, Icenium, and React Native. Basically, if a device is connected to internet, you can get analytics data easily with a simple SDK. Examples include, but are not limited to, Smart TVs, set top boxes, mobile apps using HTML5/Javascript, desktop operating systems, in-car entertainment systems, IP security cameras - anything that is able to send HTTP requests can be a part of your analytics.

Countly always needs more contributors, and you don’t have to be a developer guru to be part of Countly. Join us in the adventure of building the best analytics platform!

Follow Countly on Social Media

We are actively present on LinkedIn, and we also have a public Discord Community. You can join the Discord community to ask and get your answers from our fellow Countly users. You can also follow Countly on LinkedIn to stay updated with the product.

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