Welcome to the my-hangouts-extension wiki!
We are using the Google+ Search API to query for hangouts, so here is what is done:
Basically, does a search every 30 seconds where each search does 4 pre-fetches and 8 burst-fetches. A pre-fetch is a getting more pages per result where a burst-fetch gets diffs between every fetch.
One might ask why not continuously get bursts, the answer being, it doesn't give fresh results, the previous results do not update, that is why we reset and do pre-fetches.
That is all, it is basically just Git. Help us improve this extension!
git checkout -b my-feature