On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 1:38 AM, Andy Mabbett <andy(a)pigsonthewing.org.uk>
"On 11 July 2014 22:34, Erik Moeller
The new Android app isn't simply an upgrade
of the last version, it's
a complete re-write in native code
This technical nicety is of no interest to most users, whose app was
In determining the feature set, the team
looked at core functionality they really wanted to deliver in the
first release, and iterated on that based on user feedback during the
I didn't participate in this round of the beta, because there was no
suggestion in anything that I read that significant - significantly
useful - existing functionality would be removed. (Indeed, the removal
wasn't mentioned when the "revamped" app was announced by your WMF
colleagues.) I did tough, spend some time testing the "nearby" feature
in v1's beta
And a more understandable view of the current
sprint in Trello:
I can't find the string "near" on that page.
The "nearby" feature in the old app
also relied on third
party infrastructure, which makes us a bit uncomfortable from a user
privacy and principles perspective. Our plan is to build out our own
OpenStreetMap infrastructure later this year which will help in
further developing such geo-functionality.
Is this a blocker for the return of the "nearby" feature to the app?
In splitting this thread and describing it as "off topic", you've
overlooked that my comments were in the context of - and in response
to - your comment about "change-aversion [tending] to correlate pretty
strongly with impact on existing workflows and noticeable changes to
user experience and behaviour".
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