I am forwarding a mail from Dr.Manavpreet Kaur, in regards to the
development of a Wikipedia app on the Jio basic mobile phone. Do go through
the mail and share the same.
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From: Dr. Manavpreet Kaur <dr.manavpreetkaur(a)gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 at 02:57
Subject: [Wikimedia-PA] Fwd: KaiOS phone users can now experience Wikipedia
through a dedicated app!
To: <wikimedia-pa(a)lists.wikimedia.org>rg>, <wikihi-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>rg>, <
wikipedia-or(a)lists.wikimedia.org>gt;, <wikimedia-mr(a)lists.wikimedia.org>rg>, <
My name is Angie and I work on the Inuka Team at the Wikimedia Foundation
(formerly the "New Readers" team). 
I wanted to share that there is now an additional way to browse Wikipedia
in India. As of a few weeks ago, there is a Wikipedia app available on
KaiOS in India, which is provided through Jiophones . Jiophone users can
download and install the Wikipedia app on the JioStore. As of early
October, there have been over 1 million downloads.
This first release is focused on how to make it easier to read Wikipedia on
a phone that does not have a touch screen. The platform supports over 100
languages for reading, and we appreciate that volunteers have fully
translated the Wikipedia app user interface into several Indian languages
already. The app will continue to have updates and reach more countries
If you (or someone you know) own a Jiophone, please give the app a try by
downloading it from the JioStore. We would like to hear about your
experience with it. Let us know about issues or bugs through the in-app
feedback feature, through the project talk page , or through Phabricator
To enable the app to reach readers in even more Indian languages, we would
greatly appreciate additional translations of the user interface on
To know more about the app and our work, and why we believe this project is
so important to help us reach new users, you can see the main page for the
app  and the Questions and Answers page . We welcome your comments,
suggestions, and feedback on the related talk page .
Lastly, please, do share this message on other venues of interest for your
fellow community members in India.
Lead Product Manager, WMF Inuka team
Lead Product Manager
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