GitHub for Android goes live as a beta on the Play Store

GitHub for Android goes live as a beta on the Play Store

GitHub is probably one of the most beloved products in the developer community. It is the most popular code hosting platform, which makes working on big projects easier for a lot of users. GitHub is where most of the source codes for custom kernels or ROMs from our own forums are hosted. The platform was acquired by Microsoft back in June of 2018. By now, we can tell that the acquisition has played out nicely for developers. Just now, GitHub has released its first-ever official Android app to the Play Store, as promised couple of months ago.

The GitHub for Android app is currently in beta testing, so you should expect more features and stability when the final version is released. As of now, the functionality of the app is quite limited. You can browse repositories, read their ‘readme’ files and view and create pull requests and issues. Unfortunately, you can’t currently view or edit the code, though I’d expect this feature in the stable build.

GitHub for Android also has a dark theme. You can turn it on manually in the settings. By default, the application’s theme will match system settings, as all apps should. The search and notifications features are also integrated, making it easier to browse the repositories and/or developers. Per GitHub’s promise, the app should soon let you review code and share feedback with contributors.

You can sign up for the beta version of the GitHub for Android app through the Play Store. The app is compatible with Android 5.1 and above.

Developer: GitHub
Price: Free

Source: The GitHub Blog

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