I recently helped shepherd a new skin into Mediawiki;
I would like to think it is perfect in every way, but one area it
hasn't had any love is making sure it works well on mobile devices.
To the best of my knowledge it shouldn't do anything particularly
heinous, but I don't have any such devices to test it on. If anybody
has a few minutes and could have a play, and see if anything could
be improved, please do and let me know on list.
A live example of it is at
which should have full editing etc rights enabled. It's a dummy
wiki, so add whatever you like.
Thanks in advance!
Hi, the good news is that we are seeing more community efforts to have
new Wikimedia related mobile apps in different platforms. The last
example being the Wikisource android app.
There is this entry in my (sadly long) backlog:
2012-12-19: Criteria to get a mobile app accepted as official.
The motivation to add it was that a contact at Nokia had asked the
requirements to develop a Wikipedia app for Windows Phone accepted as
official. We didn't (and afaik we don't) have an answer.
I believe we need that list of requirements, especially when the
Wikimedia Foundation is applying the "narrow focus" strategy,
encouraging other community developers to take the lead in the platforms
& Wikimedia projects we are not pushing directly.
Does anybody want to take the lead, start the discussion and a draft in
a wiki page? Even if the requirements and process to become an official
application will need the approval of the WMF you don't need to be an
employee to push a proposal. We will help whoever takes task.
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation
<brion> and <tfinc> told me that the "Wikimedia Mobile" product in
Wikimedia Bugzilla is rather dead and that bugs should be reported
either against "Wikipedia App"/"Wiktionary App"/"WikiLoves Monuments
Mobile" for apps, or "MediaWiki extensions" -> "MobileFrontend" for the
Is this general consensus? (Silence means agreement.)
1) There are 56 open tickets that need retriaging
(your help is welcome):
2) I am going to close "Wikimedia Mobile" product for new bug
entries, and edit its product description to state where to
file tickets instead.
Thanks for your input!
Andre Klapper | Wikimedia Bugwrangler
Here are few comments by one of the users from India which you might need to take into account.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Pavanaja U B" <pavanaja(a)vishvakannada.com>
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] Android Commons app v1.0 beta 4 released
> Date: 21 March 2013 10:43:47 AM GMT+05:30
> To: "'Wikimedia India Community list'" <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Reply-To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> I have used that. I found these very important features missing-
> · Options to crop, resize, etc
> · Options to add category
> From: wikimediaindia-l-bounces(a)lists.wikimedia.org [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf OfSubhashish Panigrahi
> Sent: 21 March 2013 08:37
> To: Wikimedia India Community list
> Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] Android Commons app v1.0 beta 4 released
> Dear All,
> Here is a beta release of Android Commons app.
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Yuvi Panda <yuvipanda(a)gmail.com>
> Date: 21 March 2013 4:17:17 AM IST
> To: mobile-l <mobile-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Subject: [WikimediaMobile] Android Commons app v1.0 beta 4 released
> Reply-To: yuvipanda(a)gmail.com
> Android Commons app v1.0 beta4 was just released into the play store,
> and should be making it's way as an update to your phones over the
> next few hours!
> The release version of the app that uploads to commons is available from
> The nightly / beta version that uploads to testwiki can be downloaded from
> https://bit.ly/commons-beta (redirects to
> Major new feature
> Biggest new feature being Multiple Uploads! You can now select any
> number of images from your phone's gallery (press and hold image
> thumbnails, then tap to select more) and send them to commons via
> 'Share'. There's special UI to make titling multiple images easier,
> and you can also tap on them individually to title them. Categories &
> descriptions coming soon
> Other features
> - i18n updates
> - Lesser file name caused upload failures
> - Switched to Holo Dark theme
> New features planned for next release are Post Upload actions (Share
> to services and Categorize) and general user polish.
> Pull requests welcome at https://github.com/wikimedia/android-commons and
> bug reports at https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=CommonsApp
> Yuvi Panda T
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> Subhashish Panigrahi
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Hi, I'm putting together the evaluation of the Commons Upload testing
week at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Mobile_QA/Commons_uploads#Results
Can you help with some data, please?
* Commons app for Android was released during the week (FIXME: waiting
for downloads stats)
* Commons app for iOS got FIXME new users, from a total of FIXME.
* FIXME: statistics of Mobile Web beta usage that week?
Other useful data or opinions is also welcome. Thank you!
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation
Currently the mobile site has a hidden contact us feature in the
footer at the bottom of every page.
It is a mobile specific page  that allows readers to mail or submit
feedback about the site they are using.
We are planning to kill this feature for use on wikimedia wikis as it
has generated lots and lots of spam and lots of e-mails that are not
getting any attention as a result.
Is there anyone using this feature/getting benefit from this feature
on their own standalone wiki? If so please speak now!
I'm trying to compile (mvn install) the java-http-fluent, but it returns me
a compilation error. It seems like I've to set somewhere a "-source 5"
parameter. Where I have to set it?
I've created a pastebin file with the full log (mvn install -X) at
Thanks for your help :),
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