Github Notifier 1.0

I just released version 1.0 of GithubNotifier, a little menu-bar app I’ve been tinkering with for the past week or so. It uses your Github username and API token to check your repositories for any activity in your networks.

I built GithubNotifier mostly just to tinker with their API. I leveraged CocoaREST from Steven Degutis and added support for Github’s API as I went. You can check those addtions on my fork here.

There are some caveats though. For starters, the network data API from Github doesn’t show what branch a given commit was made to, so if I pushed an update to branch

, the API simply details the commit, but doesn’t include which branch. When the Growl notifications are made, a click-back is created so that if a user clicks on the message your default browser will open to
, but if the commit was on a separate branch, you wont see it initially. You may have to look around in the branches to see more details on it.

I have a support request in to Github to include branch and owner information in the commit data returned in the network API call, but they may or may not choose to implement it.

You can checkout or fork the project here, patches are welcome.



My name is Clint Shryock. I develop things in Go and Ruby. I live in central Missouri, where the weather is beautiful 4 months of the year.
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