Congrats on a great release everyone!
I’m pretty excited about this one. So much good stuff... it is major in
every sense of the word.
I really think this is the best ever release of the iOS app - both in
polish and features. I know that it took a lot of effort, both mental and
emotional - but it definitely shows.
To me, this release, along with recent Android releases and features like
page previews on web, signify an increasing level of maturity in our teams,
products and processes.
I feel fortunate to work with people who won’t accept good enough, and are
willing to take the sometimes long and difficult paths required to ship
something great while balancing our culture and values.
Congrats again to the iOS team! 🎉
On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 3:32 PM Jon Katz <jkatz(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Congratulations, iOS team!!
On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 3:28 PM, Joshua Minor <jminor(a)wikimedia.org>
Hello mobile Wikimedians,
The iOS team is excited to announce that v5.5.0 of the Wikipedia app for
iOS is now available in the app store:
This is a MAJOR update with tons of bug fixes and improvements.
- New Places tab lets you find Wikipedia articles about places near
you, or across the globe. Use maps to find the most interesting articles
next door, or anywhere your curiosity takes you.
- Quick search box on the Explore screen lets you easily access the
search menu to find the information you need, now.
- Streamlined "In the News" design, makes it easier to learn more
about what’s happening around the world.
- Updated Explore design makes discovering new content even easier.
Added "infinite" scroll so you can catch up on what you missed just by
- Clear app caches from the Settings menu, to reclaim storage the
Wikipedia app takes on your device.
- Overall performance improvements mean faster loading and smoother
As usual I'd like to thank our beta volunteers, translatewiki localizers
and all the folks that participated in user feedback rounds. I also want to
particularly thank volunteer contributor NHarateh for her several patches
on this version!
PM, Wikipedia for iOS