November 2, 2016 — This talk will show real-life examples of some of the possibilities that the new WordPress Rest API gives to web developers to supercharge their non-WordPress sites and apps.
The talk will highlight the following topics:
Brief introduction into what the Rest API offers and why it is such a big deal.
An example of using the Rest API for user management (including how to make it work cross domain).
An example of using Wordpress as a payment server on a non-WordPress site and restricting access to features based on roles.
An example of using the Rest API in a hybrid app.
Other awesome possibilities…
August 15, 2016 — There has been lots of discussion around using WordPress as an app framework. In this talk, we’ll take a detailed look at the ups and downs of using WordPress to build a web app (hireotto.com) with:
WP REST API Endpoints
OAuth Authentication with 3rd party services
WP Cron & Job Queues
3rd Party API integrations
User Registration & Account Management
An overview and look into how all these components work together, where WordPress saved development time, and where it caused headaches.
This talk is not an endorsement or condemnation of using WordPress as an app framework. Each project is different, and the goal is to openly discuss the tradeoffs so developers can make informed decisions for their own projects.
June 22, 2015 — Developing a startup software product/app with WordPress. Not necessarily the right long-term solution, but makes it easy to get your minimum-viable product up and running without hiring a dev team.