As much as I love GitHub, it’s lack of mobile applications has always been kind of a bummer to me. Sure, there is GitHub Issues and it’s not bad, but it’s basically a way to keep up with issues and bugs that crop with your repositories. Personally (and surely I’m not alone), I’ve always wanted a full-featured version of GitHub for iPhone.

A couple of years a go, I met a Matthew Strickland via Twitter – he’s a solid guy, solid developer, and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting up more than a couple of times around Atlanta.

Matthew, Jared, and Myself at a recent meetup.

Matthew, Jared, and Myself at a recent meetup.

Recently, he released Gitty – and it solves the problem of a missing client of GitHub for iPhone.

GitHub For iPhone

In short, Gitty is full-featured versin of GitHub for the iPhone. On top of that, it has a slick interface that most of us who use iOS daily have come to expect.

GitHub For iPhone

Various screenshots of Gitty on the iPhone

Where as GitHub Issues is practically an issues tracker, Gitty offers significantly more features:

Events, Notifications, and More

  • Just as you’ve come to expect from GitHub, you can track events for your repositories and the repositories that you’ve starred.
  • If you’re part of an organization, it the app also allows you to keep track with those repositories, as well.
  • You can also keep up with all of the notifications and the various deep links that you’re used to following within the context of GitHub.

Repositories and Issus

  • Gitty supports access to both public and private repositories
  • It also provides access to project source code and their corresponding issues.

Bugs, Comments, and Pull Requests

  • Track with the latest issues, commits, and pull requests for your repositories.
  • Handle your issues – open, close, and/or comment on outstanding issues
  • Merge pull requests, just as you’d expect

GitHub Offerings

  • Gitty also provides support for various aspects of GitHub
  • The app offers a search of the job feed
  • Use the app to search both users and repositories
  • Follow the GitHub blog

Get Gitty About Gitty

Yeah, I know – the title’s a little punny, but Matthew has been kind enough to give me a single promo code to give away in contest.

So from today through the next week, the contest will be held.

As with previous giveaways, just leave a comment and tweet out a link and you’re entered:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck to you guys :)!

Keep Up with Gitty

For those of you who are interested, there’s a variety of ways to check out what the app offers (and to keep up with its development):