Just out of curiosity, how possible is it to modify the app to work with
other wikis based off the wikipedia code. (ie have a variable with the
domain name and allow users to point it to a different location)
Or at least, if there will be a re-write, is it possible to put that in the
Over the last couple of weeks a group of devs from Nitobi have been
putting together an Android Wikipedia App for us. They've been using
the PhoneGap framework to build the app and now it mostly has the same
features as our iOS app. I think it's finally gotten to a good state
for people to start hacking on it.
For those just wanting to get started here are the links
feature ideas: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Projects/App_Features_&_Roadmap#Featu…
Right now the code is sitting in github but the plan is to move it
into our own git repo, alongside MediaWiki.
How can you help?
* Fork the code and help us with open bug requests
* Critique the code and suggest cleanup
* Port the app to iOS, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows, WebOS, & Bada —
first get it running, then customize to each platform's look and feel
* Start to hack on new features like image uploads, starting a new
article, offline article saving, openZIM support, etc ...
* Localization for the user interface
* ... and whatever else you can come up with
Don't worry if you don't know Objective C, Java, etc .. All you need
to know is HTML5, CSS3, and JS. It's really simple to write these
Lots of pretty screen shots and a user flow diagram here :
Come join us on #wikimedia-mobile and let us know how it goes.
CC'ing mobile-l@ so that more people know about this.
On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Patrick Reilly <preilly(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Wow, this looks really great — thanks, Kul.
> — Patrick
> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 9:59 AM, Kul Wadhwa <kwadhwa(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> All -
>> Check out this site:
>> Google just rolled this out. You can get access to data and research on
>> smartphone usage in 30 countries. You can also create custom charts. It
>> looks like this is only for smartphone usage but helpful nonetheless.
As a first baby step toward consolidating some user feedback and requests,
as well as internal research and ideas, the following page can be viewed and
used as a brainstorming whiteboard:
There are excellent ideas floating around, and even more excellent research.
Now we need to get them prioriitized (a prioritized list will appear
If there are more ideas out there, please don't hesitate to discuss them or
add them. And of course, comments about prioritization are welcome.
Phil Inje Chang
Product Manager, Mobile
415-882-7982 x 6810