Since our current Squid stats  don't look very accurate or precise, I
decided to generate something myself based on the logs we have. I
analyzed a week's worth of logs, from 2013-06-10 to 2013-06-16. I
generated three sets of data:
* minor: browsers grouped by their minor version, e.g. all Androids 4.2
go together, all Safaris 5.1, etc.
* major: browsers grouped by their major version, e.g. all Androids 4 go
together, all Safaris 5, etc.
* vendor: browsers grouped by their name only, e.g. all Androids go
together, all Safaris, etc.
Each group has also an additional file with all the unknown user agents
logged (they are logged as "Other" in the main files). Everything is
Most of it looks like I expected, the market is shared mostly among
mobile Safari and Android. What I hadn't expected is that Android 2.3 is
still the most popular Android at 9.79%. That's a lot. I started
thinking what we could do about this. After some googling I found lots
of Android 2.x users frustrated by the fact that Chrome is not available
for Android older than 4 and they're stuck with a crappy browser.
I tried looking for an alternative and I found it rather quickly:
Firefox. Mobile Firefox is a sad 0.26% of our users, even less than
desktop Firefox (0.29%)! I tried installing it on the first Google Nexus
and hey, maybe it's not superfast, but it's better than the stock
Android 2.3 browser and supports both photo uploading and our new editor
really well (stock Android 2.3 doesn't support uploads and the editor
is... quite wonky). So, my suggestion is: let's show a banner or a call
to action for Android 2.x users telling them about this and encouraging
them to try Firefox. It's free open software and I think it's better
than what stock Android 2.x browser is. What do you think? Wikimedia
Foundation <3 Mozilla Foundation? ;)
Unrecognized browsers are mostly bots with one notable exception,
NativeHost, which is probably the Windows Phone app (I'm guessing ).
We had shelved my patch, patch 64629 <https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/64629>,
in hopes that an earlier patch, patch
35233 <https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35233>), would
resolve the issue naturally as Google re-indexed. But it appears Google has
re-indexed and yet the .zero.wikipedia.org URLs are still present in
Google's index, instead of the <language>.wikipedia.org URLs.
I have thus resubmitted patch 64629 <https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/64629> for
re-review. We will need to further discuss whether it is appropriate to
have Google completely remove .zero.wikipedia.org links from their cache,
or if perhaps we need to open a support thread with Google about canonical
On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Kul Wadhwa <kwadhwa(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Adam Baso (copied on this email) is working on it and a fix is ready.
> He'll do some testing to make sure it's resolved.
> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 10:22 AM, Tomasz Finc <tfinc(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> Looping Dan Foy in who's managing the Zero backlog.
>> On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 8:01 AM, MZMcBride <z(a)mzmcbride.com> wrote:
>> > K. Peachey wrote:
>> >>Can you please file this in bugzilla <https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org>?
>> > https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48856
>> > MZMcBride
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> Kul Wadhwa
> Head of Mobile
> Wikimedia Foundation
Google just removed sanctions against Iranian users for Apps (same as
Apple) (I can't understand not downloading apps for Iranian people how make
the government not to make Atomic bomb :D) but there is an issue It's
necessary every developer mark Iran as a country available for download
even though you chose "All Countries":
So please add Iran too
Feedback from a friend who thought it was awesome :)
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Alagu <allagappan(a)gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 9:11 PM
Subject: WikiCommons iOS App
To: Yuvi <yuvipanda(a)gmail.com>
Just saw the latest version of Wikicommons iOS App. It looks
wonderful. Much better than previous versions. I'm already using it to
upload photos of Monuments
Yuvi Panda T
We have just released Commons for iOS (version 1.0.8) and Android
(1.0beta11), with *major* UI and performance improvements on iOS and minor
bug fixes on Android.
This is our first release in a couple months on iOS -- we hoped to have one
out before Wikimania but were delayed due to problems with Apple's online
developer tools being offline for a while. There are huge UI improvements
and lots of bug fixes, thanks to our new mobile developer Monte Hurd.
We've been releasing smaller updates on Android in the meantime, so the
updates have been more incremental there.
Both versions now include a quick 3-screen acceptable-use tutorial on first
login. iOS includes featured photos as examples as well; this will come to
Android in a future version.
Downloads and release notes:
* Apple App Store:
* Google Play:
* Android direct download:
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com / bvibber @ wikimedia.org)