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Jul
4

One of the key aspects of Android is its open-source nature, and one of the biggest players in the open-source community is GitHub. What better way to tie that all together than for GitHub to release an Android app? Probably none.

Clearly GitHub subscribes to a similar school of thought, as it has just released a swish-looking application to the Play store, offering a bunch of nifty features like issue tracking, following your friends' projects, and discussing code with the community.

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As you might expect, the entire application is open-source, and GitHub has invited users to take a look through their app's repository to see exactly how the application was built. Fitting right in with the latest Android style, the GitHub app uses a nice implementation of the Android UI guidelines (AKA "Holo"), which should be a good basis for other application developers to derive their own application themes from.

The GitHub application requires an account to use, but it's free to sign up, so go check it out.

Source: GitHub Blog

Brian O'Toole
Having learnt his writing techniques reading e-Books of Sherlock Holmes, Brian now spends his time /kicking, lurking, SSHing and encoding.
  • http://eddieringle.com Eddie Ringle

    I've had the "awesome" adjective in Hubroid for a long, long time now. ;) (https://github.com/eddieringle/hubroid)

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    Fantastic, I've had to use a 3rd party app before. This is very nice!

  • Peter Miklosko

    Not bad, but I believe that GitHub team should have done more research to see what other Android apps for GitHub already provide and build on that. Example Gh4a - GitHub for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gh4a) has good functionality

  • http://twitter.com/michigangraham Matt Graham

    Thanks for the kind words, as the designer for the app, @kevinsawicki and I took great time in trying to bring a UI that is native to the OS and appealing to the user. We're looking forward to bringing things like Pull Requests, Code Views, and more to the app in the future to come. Thanks for the feedback.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Woohoo, pull requests!

  • Jamr

    Swish looking, learnt...... WTF language is that?