Hello mobile Wikimedians,
A new version of the Wikipedia app for iOS was released to the App Store
this morning, alongside Apple's iOS 10 update. This version includes a
number of iOS 10 compatibility features and improvements. We strongly
recommend that users who have updated their OS also update to this version.
This version includes:
- Today widgets for iOS 10. To add the Wikipedia widgets, go to the
Today screen by swiping right on your lock screen. Then scroll down, tap
Edit and then tap the green pluses next to our icons. We've added two
- Continue Reading - Readers can now pick up exactly where they stopped
reading an article.
- Top Read - You can now see the top-read articles in your primary
- Spotlight continuation: type a search in Spotlight, then see the
results in the app.
- Fix for Wikipedia Zero to help ensure users know when they are on a
- Fix an issue where the previously open article could be lost between
- Other small bug and crash fixes.
PM, Wikipedia app for iOS
Greetings Wikimedia mobile,
Outreachy-13 <https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreachy> round of internship has
started and we're compiling a list of tasks that could be a good 3 month
internship project( Dec 6 to March 6 ). The application deadline is Oct-17.
Currently, there's only one project Hacking:Wiki Radio on the
If you have a task which would take 2-3 weeks for a senior contributor to
finish and would like to mentor, please add possible-tech-projects and
Outreachy-13 to it and we'll make sure to feature it.
Also note that Outreachy internships are not limited to coding, UI/UX and
Design are also included.
It'd be interesting to have one or two projects from mobile as well.
Do let us know!
-Thanks and Regards,
B.Tech Final Year,
Dept. of CSE,
Near line 29 of menu.mustache I can drop in an an <img src="path/to/my_logo.png"> src tag for it to appear just below the Log in or log out button of MobileFrontend, although placing an image here is not a builtin option as far as I know.
Ideally I would like to have the option of adding a logo in this place via LocalSettings, as my wiki installation along with the MobileFrontend skin is used for more than one wiki, but the logo needs to be different for each wiki instance.
Alternatively, I can add a site-specific logo option depending on a $_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"] variable somewhere in the skin's PHP code.
Does anyone here happen know how and in which file(s) this may best be done?
Yesterday, September 7, for approximately five hours, the Wikipedia app for
Android crashed on startup (or navigation to the feed activity) for all
users of the current version of the app with an app language other than
English. The proximate cause was a change in how feed content responses are
composed in RESTBase. Both the beta and stable versions of the app were
A full incident report is available here:
The team regrets the error and apologizes to all affected users.
Hello mobile Wikimedians,
The Wikipedia iOS app team is excited to announce two releases today.
We released version 5.1.1 to the App Store . This is a small update
which addresses some instability introduced in our last release,
particularly for iPad users.
We also released our upcoming 5.2.0 version to beta testers on TestFlight.
This version is targeted for release alongside the iOS 10 update, and
includes compatibility fixes for iOS 10, as well as 2 new "widgets" for the
- Continue Reading: pick up right where you left off, right from your
phone's lock screen.
- Top Read: see the top 3 articles from your primary language, alongside
your agenda, news headlines and weather. Make checking what's trending on
the wiki part of your daily routine, without even needing to open the app.
To enable these widgets you will need to be on the iOS 10 public beta.
Once you've updated, go to the bottom of your lock screens "Today" view and
tap "Edit". The two Wikipedia widgets should be available for you to add,
place or remove in your Today view.
If you are not a beta tester, but would like to be, please sign up here
and we will add you to our next update.
As always we appreciate your feedback and testing, particularly from iOS 10
PM, Wikipedia app for iOS
 - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wikipedia/id324715238?mt=8
 - https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/
I've been working on improving the Wikimedia Commons Android app for the
past couple of months. In addition to several bugfixes and minor
improvements, we've just rolled out a new feature - a list of nearby places
that need photos!
This feature pulls locations without photos from a file maintained by the
Wiki Needs Pictures project and arranges them in order of proximity to
the user's position. Tapping on an item in the list brings the user to
their phone's map app with the coordinates pinned. To access this feature,
select 'Nearby' (or the icon of a guy with a flag) from the action bar
(menu) of the app.
The current implementation is a very basic/bare-bones version, as we want
to gauge users' response and feedback before working on any enhancements.
So please do try it out, see how it works for you, and feel free to report
any bugs or suggest any enhancements on our Google Group forums or
GitHub issues page.
Please note that you will need to allow the app to access your location in
order for this feature to work. Also, as the list is rather large, initial
loading might take a while.