This is a heads up that the Wikimedia Mobile team is going to be un-
publishing the WLM app from the Google Play store.
Practically this means that you will no longer be able download the WLM app
from the market. You *will* still be able to download all previous releases
This change will not affect any of our current users.
Why are we doing this? The app was specifically crafted and resourced with
an expiration date of the WLM contest. Now that WLM has fully wrapped up
we'd like to take what we've learned and apply all of our energy to meeting
our annual goal of 1,000 photo uploads / month. In order to do this we need
to take what we've learned from the WLM app and channel it into a more
generic mobile web and app experience. This requires us to free up
resources that would be supporting the app for bug fixes, legal updates,
What does this mean to the existing users? Nothing much. The mobile team
put in a redirect so that the app works with the tool server now. That will
make it so that no existing users are interrupted for the life time of the
As the mobile team executes on the next six months were keenly interested
in building solutions that can easily work for WLM in the future.
Stay update with what were working on by following the engineering report: