What is GitHub Mobile for iPad?

What is GitHub Mobile for iPad?

GitHub Mobile is now available for iPhone and iPad through the App Store. This comes after a roughly four-month beta testing process that followed GitHub’s long-awaited announcement of an iOS app last November.

GitHub for iPhone and iPad doesn’t provide a full development environment. Instead, the app focuses on things like organizing tasks, giving feedback and responding to users, and managing pull requests. Here’s how GitHub describes its new app for iPhone and iPad: 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. GitHub for iOS lets you move work forward wherever you are. Stay in touch with your team, triage issues, and even merge, right from the app. We’re making these tasks easy for you to perform, no matter where you work, with a beautiful native experience.

Some of the features highlighted by the company include:

  • Browse your latest notifications
  • Read, react, and reply to Issues and Pull Requests
  • Review and merge Pull Requests
  • Organize Issues with labels, assignees, projects, and more
  • Browse your files and code

GitHub for iPhone and iPad is available now on the App Store as a free download. If you’re looking for something a bit more powerful, one of the more popular options is Working Copy. You can download it on the App Store for free with in-app purchases.

Working Copy App

Working copy app is free to download on your iPad. You can access Git repositories on the go. Clone, edit, commit and push while allowing other apps access to repositories. The ability to commit even when offline has added utility on a device that moves in and out of network coverage. Cloning repositories gets you a local copy on your iOS device with commits for all branches. You can browse the content from within the app and make changes. Other applications supporting the Files app, WebDAV or x-callback-url has access to these files. Changes made can be committed and the commits can in turn be pushed back to the remote.

When you do need to perform real work on iOS, Working Copy is a powerful tool. Editor has syntax highlighting for more than 50 programming languages and a built-in color picker. Preview images, Markdown and HTML files with a Javascript console pointing to errors in your code. Create new branches and merge or rebase them back, with a brilliant merge-tool for handling conflicts. If you need to automate your work there are Working Copy actions in the Shortcuts app for most operations.

Though working Copy is a free download but you need to pay to unlock pro features such as the ability to push commits back to remote servers. There is no venture capital, large company or ads funding development and your support through in-app purchase directly sustains development.

GitHub requires iOS 12.2 or later iPad device to work all smooth and is free to download similarly Working Copy App requires iOS 12.4 or later iPad to work.