Thanks, again, James, for such thoughtful comments. 

This was done to show how it could look on smartphones and originally there was a simple version that is more basic. A smartphone version is a possible enhancement.

Abhishek has been extremely enthusiastic and feels a personal mission is helping other students access Wikipedia.


On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 2:36 PM, James Alexander <> wrote:
Agree with brion about old/crap browsers but can't really test it. Overall I realy like it though.

Couple thoughts:

  • I'm torn on the search bar floating with you as you go down the page. I love the search bar itself but when it floats with me it feels like it's sucking up valuable reading space (especially on smaller screens). I wonder if it would be better just staying up top? This may be especially true if we keep the banner saying that you're browsing Wikipedia Zero. If both of them are floating down an enormous portion of the reading screen is taken up

  • What is the thought on how much 'more' to give when they scroll down or click? X # of bytes? I wonder if having that configurable could help with load time changes etc on different networks or phones... hmm

  • When pressing the images button the 'Standard data charges will be applied' banner wouldn't show the buttons for me on my iphone (I found them because I knew they would be there but . Though that isn't a big thing in a mockup. I really really like that system though with banner coming down and asking if you want to continue. Really well done. 
    • Related note: I also really liked the pop up about charges I got when I clicked an image to show it. I may even like that more then the 'enable images' button because I can choose which ones to download.

  • Enable images should probably be switched to 'disable images' so that it's more obvious you can switch back to free (which worked well) though again probably just a mockup thing.
Still poking around but awesome mockup.

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Brion Vibber <> wrote:
On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Kul Wadhwa <> wrote:
I'm not sure who has seen this yet but I want folks to take a look at
some of the awesome work Abhishek Hingnikar has done to enable
Wikipedia Zero on mobile operators services. He still wants to work on
a cross browser version. I still have to check with Abhishek if he's
on this mailing list so people can give you feedback directly as well.
Thanks, Abhishek!

There's a good chance that won't work at all on lots of cruddy mobile browsers. Is this targeted at high-end smartphone users, or cheap/old/etc phones?

-- brion

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