In the spirit of openness and free-knowledge, is it possible
(1) To ensure that such apps are available on all platforms, whether large
or small. The latter is especially important to ensure diversity and that
smaller players are not pushed out of the market.
(2) To make it possible to work with Free and Open Source community
volunteers who might be able and willing to make such apps more widely
available, by releasing specifications to them?
(3) To seek feedback from the community about the kinds of apps that might
make it easier to create, generate and share Wikipedia content? For
instance, we badly need a less-complicated, low-bandwidth focussed Commons
upload app that could help us tap the power of photography for Wikimedia
Commons in our region.
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On Thu, 10 Sep 2020 at 12:19, Runa Bhattacharjee <
There is now an additional way to browse Wikipedia in India! We are happy
to confirm that the Wikipedia app is available on the top 3 mobile phone
operating system platforms in India - Android, iOS and newly KaiOS, which
is provided through Jiophones . Jiophone users can download and install
the Wikipedia app on the JioStore.
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 five Indian languages so
far: Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Odia, and Punjabi. The app will continue to
have updates and reach more countries over time.
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
community members in India.
Angie Muigai, Lead Product Manager
Runa Bhattacharjee, Engineering Director
(on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Inuka team)
Runa Bhattacharjee (she/her)
Director Engineering, Language and Inuka
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