GitHub Mobile for Android and iOS stable is now available
GitHub released a beta version of its mobile application for Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating system in November 2019. The company announced yesterday that the two applications are now available as stable versions for both operating systems.
The mobile application enables developers, project owners, and users to use GitHub while on the go. While most, probably, won't use the mobile version for changing code, it could become popular as a way to receive updates and notifications, and for communication.
GitHub users may download the official GitHub application from the Google Play or Apple App Store. A GitHub account is required to use the application. Note that you can't create an account in the application; you need to visit the GitHub website in a browser, on mobile or on desktop, to create an account should you need one.
GitHub highlights the following tasks that users may do using the mobile application:
- Organize tasks in a swipe: Get your inbox to zero in no timeâ€”swipe to finish a task or save the notification to return to it later.
- Give feedback and respond to issues: Respond to comments while youâ€™re on the go.
- Review and merge pull requests: Merge and mark pull requests to breeze through your workflow, wherever you are.
The list focuses on communication more than it does on development. While it is possible to review and merge pull requests, the core functionality focuses on organization, e.g. managing the GitHub inbox, and on communicating with other project members by giving feedback and responding to issues.
The mobile application supports GitHub's recently launched "new web notifications experience". Highlighted on the official blog, it is designed to "quickly find and take action on your notifications at your desk or on the go" by taking "the stress out of notifications with custom filter workflows" among other things.
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