New GitHub App Brings Collaboration Tools to Mobile

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Microsoft-owned GitHub has released a new iPhone and iPad app to help developers manage projects on the go.


The new app doesn't aim to provide a complete developer environment – instead it provides a convenient way for devs to stay in touch with teams, organize tasks, give feedback, respond to comments, and review and merge pull requests when away from a computer.

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 beautifully native experience.

GitHub for iOS includes an inbox-style interface for keeping on top of notifications, quick emoji responses to comments, organization tools like labels and projects, and a native read-only code browser.

GitHub for ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ is a free download available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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8 months ago
This is nice but I'm much more concerned about Microsoft buying npm, the most important package manager for JavaScript. You might argue that nowadays JS is being used for things it was never meant for, but you can't deny the huge ecosystem. MS now basically owns JS, TypeScript, GitHub and Visual Studio Code which makes many developers completely dependent on them.

How do other developers feel about this? I'm always skeptical about companies, especially MS, giving away such tools for free, they have total control about the future of these tools and you never know what they're gonna do with it (e.g. Wunderlist). Anybody worried like me or am I just paranoid?
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