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GitHub Android App

This repository contains the source code for the GitHub Android app.

Please see the issues section to report any bugs or feature requests and to see the list of known issues.



The build requires Maven v3.0.3+ and the Android SDK to be installed in your development environment. In addition you'll need to set the ANDROID_HOME environment variable to the location of your SDK:

export ANDROID_HOME=/opt/tools/android-sdk

After satisfying those requirements, the build is pretty simple:

  • Run mvn clean package from the app directory to build the APK only
  • Run mvn clean install from the root directory to build the app and also run the integration tests, this requires a connected Android device or running emulator

You might find that your device doesn't let you install your build if you already have the version from the Android Market installed. This is standard Android security as it it won't let you directly replace an app that's been signed with a different key. Manually uninstall GitHub from your device and you will then be able to install your own built version.

See here for instructions on building from Eclipse.


This project uses the GitHub Java API built on top of API v3.

It also uses many other open source libraries such as:

These are just a few of the major dependencies, the entire list of dependencies is listed in the app's POM file.


Please fork this repository and contribute back using pull requests.

Any contributions, large or small, major features, bug fixes, additional language translations, unit/integration tests are welcomed and appreciated but will be thoroughly reviewed and discussed.