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Enhance Code Collaboration on the Go: Code Reviews and Merge Requests in the Space Mobile App

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In the dynamic world of software development, having an integrated and versatile toolkit is key. JetBrains Space offers a complete development ecosystem that covers the full development lifecycle, from project planning to code management and CI/CD automation, all thoughtfully tied together on a single platform. One of the standout features of Space is its robust Code Review system, designed to streamline collaboration and improve code quality.

Space’s Code Reviews are powerful and intuitive. They seamlessly integrate with JetBrains IDEs, creating a collaborative environment where you can review, discuss, and implement code changes. With quality gates, Safe Merge for feature branches, and Code Owners for mandatory reviews of critical code areas, Space Code Reviews help you achieve a better code quality and maintain a stable main branch.

Recently, we’ve taken things a step further by having introduced a major enhancement: Code Reviews and Merge Requests in the Space mobile app. This is a giant leap forward in enabling seamless collaboration across platforms and locations.

What sets Space mobile code reviews apart?

The Space mobile app brings the code review process right to your fingertips, whether you’re using an iOS or Android device.

Review, manage, and merge

The app allows you to view, accept, or reject code changes. You can track the status of each participant, add or remove reviewers, link related issues, and perform dry runs before merging changes. It’s all about giving you control and flexibility on the go.

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Seamless experience

The app’s interface is super intuitive. You can easily navigate between code review Details, Timeline, and Changes with just a few taps. No more wasting time trying to figure out where everything is. It’s a seamless and fluid collaboration process.

Effortless repository browsing 

The Space Android app also allows you to browse code repositories on the go. Whether you need to explore the file tree, view code with native syntax highlighting, or search or browse commits and branches, you can do it all from your Android device with ease. On iOS, you can only search your repositories, but we’re working on expanding this functionality.

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Share code snippets

Need to share a code snippet? The app lets you select and copy code, then share it in a Space chat or externally. iOS users can also search for specific lines and customize snippet appearance.

Issue tracker integration

Beyond code reviews, the app facilitates project management. Link commits and code reviews to issues to track changes and auto update the issue’s status when the code gets merged.

Why mobile code reviews matter

In today’s world of remote work, commutes, and changing environments, being able to review and manage code from your mobile device is a game changer. The Space mobile app empowers you to maintain code quality, collaborate effectively, and ensure the development pipeline remains efficient, even while you’re away from your desktop setup.

Mobile code reviews can enhance various scenarios:

  • Faster feedback loops: Use mobile code reviews for swift feedback, approvals, and staying on top of ongoing discussions.
  • Cherry-picking fixes: Easily cherry-pick specific commits from merge requests to address urgent issues without hassle.
  • Efficient workflows: Maintain a smooth workflow even when you’re away from your computer. Respond promptly to code corrections or merge requests, keeping the development process agile and adaptable.
  • Workplace flexibility: Instead of the monotony of a desk, you can review code while lounging on the office couch or sipping a cup of coffee at the canteen. The Space mobile app makes it possible, enhancing not only your comfort but also your productivity.
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The future of mobile code reviews

The Space team has big plans for the future of the mobile app, with features like code repository browsing on iOS and issue drafts for both Android and iOS in development. Continuous improvements are on the way to further enrich your mobile code review experience.

Get started with the Space mobile app

Are you ready to supercharge your code collaboration on the move? Go ahead and download the Space mobile app from the App Store or Google Play. Experience the power of mobile code reviews and boost your team’s collaboration, anytime and anywhere.

Don’t forget to share your feedback and stay tuned for more updates as we continue to refine and enhance the app’s code review capabilities. Happy coding!

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