GitHub for Android and iOS now renders Markdown, image, and PDFs, shows more details for diffs, and lets you mark files as viewed

GitHub for Android and iOS now renders Markdown, image, and PDFs, shows more details for diffs, and lets you mark files as viewed

I was very happy to share the news of GitHub’s Android app release just a few months ago. Like many other developers around the globe, I too was waiting for the official mobile application of the world’s most popular coding platform for years. The news first broke out last November, followed by a stable release of the app in March this year. I’ve been using the app ever since, and it has been nothing but smooth. Though, when it comes to functionality, it still lacks a couple of key features. The team behind the application has been very consistent with updates. And now, v1.2 of GitHub for Android brings along some of these requested features.


The new GitHub app enhances the pull request review experience. You can now mark files as viewed as you’re going through them, helping you review the code in a more organized fashion. The updated diff page gives you more details about the changes, including deleted and renamed files, and more. GitHub for Android 1.2 also gains ability to render Markdown, image, and PDF files on request. The team also fixed the emoji rendering issue, allowing you to use emoji shortcodes in labels and commit messages.

You can check the full changelog of the update below. GitHub for Android 1.2 is already available on the Play Store as a stable build, so make sure to update to get all the new features.

GitHub for Mobile v1.2 changelog

  • Improved pull request review experience, with support for marking files as viewed, collapsing files, deleted files, and more
  • Markdown, image, and PDF files now render if you click on them while browsing code
  • Typing new comments is now smoother than ever, with no jumping or flickering
  • Labels, user statuses, and commit messages that used emoji shortcodes now properly render emojis
  • Organization badges on user profiles link to the mentioned organization
  • You can view multiple author avatars for commits on pull request timelines
  • New fork badge on repository profile that links to the parent repository
  • New “Metaphorical Technology” custom app icon!
  • New support for iPad pointer effects
  • Fixed an iPad bug where keyboard dismisses while typing a review
  • Fixed voice-over bugs in the inbox filter view

Developer: GitHub
Price: Free

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