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With your support, he will create an app that allows you to keep tabs on the activity of your friends and favorite open-source projects
With your support, he will create an app that allows you to keep tabs on the activity of your friends and favorite open-source projects
119 backers pledged $3,698 to help bring this project to life.

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I want to create a GitHub app for Mac OS X that will allow you to stay up-to-date on the latest activities of your friends and favorite open-source projects.

Inspiration for this project comes from elegant Twitter clients for the Mac, including Tweetie, Hibari, Itsy, and Echofon. I would like the interface to be simple and beautiful, while at the same time offering a full-featured tool for GitHub power users (I'd put myself in this group).

Hubcap will use the GitHub API to display your activity feed, notifications, and inbox messages. It will also allow you to compose and send new messages, follow new people or projects, and read the news feed of individuals, organizations, or projects.

Hubcap will be a Cocoa app written primarily in MacRuby. I've been writing Ruby code for over 5 years, both professionally and open source, including extensive work on the Twitter gem. I've also been doing Cocoa Touch development in Objective C since the iOS (née iPhone OS) SDK was released.

I expect to have an alpha version completed in April, with beta versions coming in the early summer, and 1.0 shipping in the fall, at which point the source code will be made available to everyone (on GitHub, of course).

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    You'll receive an awesome Hubcap sticker in the mail. It will be the envy of all your friends.

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    You'll receive an awesome Hubcap sticker plus a beta version of the app at least 1 full month before it's released. Additionally, your name will appear in the app's acknowledgments file.

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    You'll receive an awesome Hubcap sticker plus an exclusive alpha version of the app at least 2 full months before it's released. Additionally, your name will appear as a Benefactor in the app's acknowledgments file.

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    You'll receive an awesome Hubcap sticker plus private access to the GitHub repository while the app is in development. Watch the process unfold, learn a little MacRuby, and provide feedback in the earliest stages of development. Additionally, your name will appear in the app's About screen (!) and as a Patron in the app's acknowledgments file.

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