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GitHub's mobile apps just snagged the ability to find relevant users in comments

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Github Mobile (Image credit: GitHub)

What you need to know

  • GitHub's mobile apps on iOS and Android just received an update.
  • The update makes it easier to find relevant users in comments.
  • The iOS version now has a redesigned issue creation flow with templates.

GitHub's mobile apps have an update on iOS and Android. The update focuses on delivering highly requested features from GitHub users, including the ability to switch branches when browsing repositories and the option to view a list of commits in pull requests or repositories.

GitHub's mobile apps allow developers to manage GitHub accounts and projects on the go. The Microsoft-owned GitHub launched the apps last month.

The update brings the app to version 1.1.0 on both Android and iOS. Here's the complete changelog for the Android version of Github:

  • Type @ in a comment, issue, or review to show a list of relevant users
  • Switch branches when browsing repositories
  • View a list of commits in pull requests or repositories
  • Create new issues using issue templates
  • Easily quote & reply to comments
  • Select from your saved replies when leaving comments

The changelog for the iOS version of GitHub has several of the same features, but also has some other changes:

  • Typing "@" in a comment, issue, or review will autocomplete a list of most-relevant users that you can select from
  • Switch branches when browsing repositories
  • View a list of commits in pull requests or repositories
  • A new, native commit details view accessible from commit lists or pull request timelines
  • Totally redesigned issue creation flow with templates

The updates are available now in their respective app stores.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

1 Comment
  • The biggest complaint I have with this app is the speaker icon to subscribe or unsubscribe. I accidentally tapped on it thinking it will read the comments out loud several times.