12 votes

The GitHub mobile app is now available for iOS and Android

Tags: github, mobile

10 comments

  1. [8]
    haykam821
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    I beta-tested the iOS app. The design has been very good from day one, but it'd be nice if it was open-source and supported notifications for everything rather than just mentions.

    I beta-tested the iOS app. The design has been very good from day one, but it'd be nice if it was open-source and supported notifications for everything rather than just mentions.

    8 votes
    1. [7]
      joplin
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      What's the use-case for using GitHub on mobile? Usually when I go to GitHub it's to either get some source code, add some source code, or check out a new project. I generally can't do any of those...

      What's the use-case for using GitHub on mobile? Usually when I go to GitHub it's to either get some source code, add some source code, or check out a new project. I generally can't do any of those things from mobile because there's no dev. environment there.

      8 votes
      1. [4]
        xxzozaxx
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        Maybe I'm not a common case, but I like use github as mini social media site. I comment on code, I star projects etc. I know that it seem kinda awkward.

        Maybe I'm not a common case, but I like use github as mini social media site. I comment on code, I star projects etc.

        I know that it seem kinda awkward.

        9 votes
        1. [2]
          thundergolfer
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          What does this mean, in the "mini social media" sense? I'd love the ability to add positive comments on people's projects without creating a Github issue or making a PR, but AFAIK this isn't a...

          I comment on code,

          What does this mean, in the "mini social media" sense? I'd love the ability to add positive comments on people's projects without creating a Github issue or making a PR, but AFAIK this isn't a fearture.

          3 votes
          1. xxzozaxx
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            Sorry for late reply. Didn't see notification it's not a issue or PR. although sometimes discussion happen there too. but I do comment as code review. https://github.com/features/code-review/

            Sorry for late reply. Didn't see notification

            it's not a issue or PR. although sometimes discussion happen there too. but I do comment as code review.

            https://github.com/features/code-review/

        2. joplin
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          Ah, OK. I'm totally disconnected from that side of things, so that hadn't occurred to me. That makes complete sense.

          Ah, OK. I'm totally disconnected from that side of things, so that hadn't occurred to me. That makes complete sense.

          2 votes
      2. [2]
        Keegan
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        For me it is mostly helping people troubleshoot with issues in order to keep the tracker of a (somewhat large) repository clear and readable. The repo has always had issues with people not...

        For me it is mostly helping people troubleshoot with issues in order to keep the tracker of a (somewhat large) repository clear and readable. The repo has always had issues with people not following the issue templates so it is a struggle to know what people have an issue with sometimes, and limiting who can make issues would not be a good idea since some issues are region-specific.

        Other than commenting on issues, there really isn't a use case for most users.

        5 votes
  2. thundergolfer
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    Finding this app in the App Store was really quite difficult. Searching "Github" didn't turn it up in the first ~100 results. I had to note that it said on the desktop App Store that the app was...

    Finding this app in the App Store was really quite difficult. Searching "Github" didn't turn it up in the first ~100 results. I had to note that it said on the desktop App Store that the app was "#37 in Productivity" and then go find how to access that ranking list on my Iphone. It was at #40.

    First impressions are that the app looks polished, but I don't quite know why I'd regularly use it.

    6 votes
  3. Keegan
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    Just gave it an install on Android. Seems like some features are missing and the UI will take some getting used to. The "comment bar" that slides up to give issue info seems unnecessary to me and...

    Just gave it an install on Android. Seems like some features are missing and the UI will take some getting used to. The "comment bar" that slides up to give issue info seems unnecessary to me and takes up a lot of room.

    Also, when making a new comment it is annoying that if uses the whole screen! If you slide down most of the way you can just have what you have written take up a small portion of the screen, and that should really be the default.


    Edit: It seems like many app features that are missing are solved by opening a webview. Not ideal, but for logging in and viewing releases it is functional.

    3 votes