Support for Github Checks API markdown summary instead of PR comments

Summary

Codecov.io currently supports posting a comment on a PR with a markdown report summary of codecoverage.

Github has an API called the Checks API (https://developer.github.com/v3/checks/), that allows a Github app to post a per commit check status success/failure, but also include a markdown summary that can be displayed to users. This would integrate more directly and could also encompass the build status check.

Hi @dougnukem

This looks very interesting. I can’t give a yes/no/timeline since I don’t know what amount of work would be involved. I have relayed this feature request to our product and engineering teams, thanks for sharing it!

@dougnukem – just wanted to say thanks for this and that it has made it into our product pipeline. It will take us time, but excited to evolve from those dastardly PR comments :slight_smile: