Hello mobile Wikimedians,
This morning the WMF's iOS App team released an update to the Wikipedia app
for iOS. This is a minor update to continue to improve stability and
performance, especially for users with large libraries of saved articles.
We also fixed minor issues with language switching for search, added more
informative crash logging, and fixed hieroglyphics in articles.
Again, major thanks to our beta testers and crash reporters who helped us
diagnose our remaining issues.
*Download the update from the app store now!*
Speaking of beta testers, we also pushed our first beta of our next major
update to testers late on Friday. Version 5.1.0 includes improved design
for larger screens on the Explore feed and article reader. It also *adds
Find in Page* to the article toolbar, our most frequently requested feature!
If you are already a beta tester, please check it out on TestFlight,
especially if you are an iPad or iPhone Plus user. If you are not a beta
tester, please sign up here, and you'll be added for our next beta
Wikimedia iOS app team
 - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wikipedia/id324715238?mt=8
I am happy to announce, chandigarh hackathon WCI2016, close with 7
application, which is useful to all community.
*1)* *WikiSpeak with native language :* (Hindi) (*Web Application* + *Android
*2)* *Edit Tamil Wiktionary **(Tamil community request)** :* - (*Android
*3)* *Audio file upload to WikiData (Punjabi community request) :* (*Android
*4) Wikipedia articles on google map :* find wikipedia articles on google
map (with latitude and longitude) as per city.
*5) OCR (Native Application) *: Convert scanned book copy to Indian
language text with google doc (Tested for Hindi and Malayalam).
*6) Communication platform[WebRTC] (Web Application)* : Community used this
to talk or conference (Audio/video web conferencing application)
*7) Notification (Event based)* : showing popup on event eg (If recent
changes happen, It will show popup which article was updated)
Thank you all participant. who participate in hackathon and deliver a big
*Note : I will share code, links and other details very shortly.*
A big shout out to the reading web team (and Adam B), who rolled out a
number of subtle, but important changes to the mobile web sites of all our
projects earlier this week.
Through a series of UX improvements, the team made it easier for people to
switch between languages in an article on mobile web. To all you
monolinguists out there, this is a very common and vital ability for people
who speak more than one language. In addition to being a big improvement
for our multi-lingual users, the development of this feature followed many
of the best practices we aspire to at the foundation:
- language switching on mobile initially discovered as a problem to be
solved through quantitative research
- tied to reading team's early strategic objective of better serving
- development stages included:
- community consultation
- iteration based on results
- a/b testing and analysis in beta
- qualitative research with live users
- iteration based on results
- collaboration with the language team (they are simultaneously
rolling out compact language links
of beta on desktop)
- iteration based on collaboration
Am I missing anything? More on the project here
a screenshot of the new language switching button is below