Awesome work and improvements. I have been testing the beta releases on my
low end android gadget and the progress in elimination of errors and
attaining of functionality is pretty perfect.
On another note, Wikipedia introduced wikipedia zero in Africa about a
fortnight ago. Does this include the application's data access or Wikipedia
zero only applies when a user is using a phone browser. Hope my question is
On Jan 31, 2012 6:33 PM, "Kul Wadhwa" <kwadhwa(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
That's freakin' awesome! Way to go to everyone
that helped out on this
and for all the great feedback from the community. It looks the
million download mark is right around the corner...
On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:25 PM, Tomasz Finc <tfinc(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
To say that we've been happy about the roll
out of our new Wikipedia
app would be an understatement.
In just over two weeks time we've:
* Had 827,236 total installs of our app
* Become the #1 search result for 'Wikipedia' in the market
* Held the #1 trending spot in the whole Google Android market for our
* Held both the #4 & #5 spot in top free Books and Reference
* Made it onto the top 100 free apps in the Android market
* Maintained a 4.5/5 star review
* Held a consistent 87% install retention rate
And that doesn't even include our non EN numbers.
For a new app these are some truly impressive numbers and Yuvi, Brion,
the rest of the mobile team deserve all sorts of
great credit for pulling
this off. They've made our reviewers truly happy
Here are some of my favorite comments:
"Great Ad-free, therefore awesome."
"Très bien Fait le job et fonctionne sans problème sur Galaxy Nexus."
"Por fin la oficial Esta muy bien y sin ningun fallo (samsung galaxy
"Plaisir libriste Nous l'attendions tous
bien que ce ne soit pas sur une
plate-forme Libre comme il se doit ! Topissime et plus pratique que de
une recherche Web avec le SearchAgent le temps
que firefox se lance...
"Super. Dzięki tej aplikacji mogę łatwo zmieniać język artykułu, czego
brakowało mi w ich stronie minionej."
"Brilliant! As someone who uses wikipedia in multiple languages, the
the Read in... feature is fantastic. Thank
"Works great Looks great and works smoothly!"
But we certainly had our fair share of criticisms for a nasty launch bug
that held on to the GSM radio even after you left the app and certain
missing Android niceties like the Quick Search Box and URL intents. We
the first quickly and have iterated on the others
to where an alpha
for them will show up shortly.
We had also long wondered if people were going to use our near by
functionality. Thankfully with new stats from geonames we can easily see
that were getting over 20,000 req/day (http://bit.ly/wUVHAI
) for just
map functions. Soon we'll have even more
stats about how many users are
accessing our sites through the Android app.
There is still a lot to do but i'm pretty happy with our first dedicated
push into the Android eco-system. Next stop, fixing up our iOS app to do
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