GitHub's mobile app for Android now available

GitHub's mobile apps for Android shown off in light and dark themed renders
GitHub's mobile apps for Android shown off in light and dark themed renders (Image credit: GitHub)

What you need to know

  • GitHub has finally released its Android app as a beta.
  • The firm earlier launched a corresponding iOS app with an Android app promised a few weeks ago.
  • The new beta app is aimed at helping developers work with their teams while on the go.

GitHub has finally released its mobile app for Android, albeit as a beta. The firm initially launched this for iOS in late 2019 with an Android app promised as forthcoming.

GitHub's Ryan Nystrom explained the reason behind the new mobile app in a blog post, saying:

There's a lot you can do on GitHub that doesn't require a complex development environment, like sharing feedback on a design discussion or reviewing a few lines of code. We're making these tasks easier to complete while you're on the go, with a fully-native experience. With GitHub for mobile, you have the flexibility to move work forward and stay in touch with your team, wherever you are.

Like you'd expect from a mobile GitHub app, the service is prioritizes helping you in quickly reviewing code, merging changes, and collaborating from everywhere and anywhere as long as you have an Android device on you.

The GitHub app supports the latest Android features like dark mode and is built to work on multiple screen sizes, meaning support for foldables and Android tablets should be assumed.

You can sign up for GitHub's beta app here.

Update: Out of Beta

GitHub has released its Android app after a two month period of beta testing.

"Your response to the beta has been incredible—beta testers have commented on, reviewed, and merged nearly one hundred thousand pull requests in the last few weeks alone. And there's been tens of thousands of team interactions since we first released the beta for download," said Ryan Nystrom.

The app can now be downloaded from the Play Store (opens in new tab).

  • It might work if you could actually browse the content of a repo. It has nothing on openhub at the current stage of development
  • I signed up for beta testing but I cannot actually install it as it says the early access program is full. Wonderful.