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RoboBoy - a personal wiki for Android with Git synchronization

Always take your brain extension with you!

RoboBoy is a sister project of Vimboy, and serves exactly the same purpose: Managing a personal wiki of interlinked text files. It can synchronize with any Git server via Public Key Authentication.

Main activity   Page activity


Have a recent Android SDK, and ant. Clone this repo, connect your device, issue

ant debug install


Warning: This is still quite hacky. Enable developer access on your phone.

You need a Git repository that can be accessed via SSH key authentication. I recommend gitolite for managing those on your own server. For testing purposes, a public GitHub repository works as well.

On your computer, generate a new SSH key pair with

ssh-keygen -f phone -N ""

Passphrases are not supported yet. Give the new key read/write permission to your repository. Now, copy the key pair to your android device with

adb push phone /sdcard/.ssh/phone
adb push /sdcard/.ssh/

In RoboBoy's settings, specify the key's location, choose a name and email address for new commits, return to the main screen and sync away!


On my main computer, I use this script to sync and merge with the phone branch:

git add -A
git commit -m "Sync"

git fetch
git merge origin/phone && git push


RoboBoy is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

RoboBoy is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

See LICENSE file for a copy of the GNU General Public License.

Copyright (C) 2013  Sebastian Morr <>


  • Images
    • The RoboBoy logo is reproduced or modified from work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.
  • Libraries
    • jGit, jGit contributors, Eclipse Distribution License - v 1.0
    • JSch, Atsuhiko Yamanaka, Modified BSD License
    • Android Support Library, The Android Open source Project, Apache License, Version 2.0


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