GitHub's iOS and Android apps are now generally available

Microsoft owned GitHub today announcedits that apps for iOS and Android are out of beta and generally available to users of those platforms starting today. The code hosting service announced the beta version of its app for iOS at the GitHub Universe conference in November 2019, followed by a release for Android in January 2020.

The apps can be used to triage issues, browse through repositories, communicate with team members, manage tasks, and even merge code. However, it does not provide a complete development environment. The company states that beta testers have “commented on, reviewed, and merged nearly one hundred thousand pull requests in the last few weeks alone”. The firm adds that there have been tens of thousands of team interactions since the betas were released.

Below are the main advantages of the mobile apps that the company lists:

  • Organize tasks in a swipe: Get your inbox to zero in no time—swipe to finish a task or save the notification to return to it later.
  • Give feedback and respond to issues: Respond to comments while you’re on the go.
  • Review and merge pull requests: Merge and mark pull requests to breeze through your workflow, wherever you are.

The mobile apps also feature the new notification experience that the firm announced last month. You can head to the Play Store here or the App Store here to download the Android and iOS apps respectively.

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