View a project on GitHub in action, to see its functionality


I forked several projects on GitHub based on keywords that reflect their functionality. However, I need a visual version of a working app (as opposed to its code) so I know if it is what I want to contribute to replicate later.

How do I do that?

Best Answer

If you're referring to running the application to see its GUI (assuming that the application has a GUI), you need to clone the project onto your local hard disk. There are instructions on GitHub Help on Cloning a Repository.

If you have Git installed on your computer, you simply open up a Terminal, cd to the correct location on your computer and type in:


After that you will probably need to perform some sort of setup procedure such as compilation. These steps are normally documented in a project's README, CONTRIBUTING, or INSTALL file.