For those that don't know, we've at the tech center have been working on a
"Reader" application for Wikinews. Just like there are Wikipedia
applications for the iPhone, this application would function much the same
way (on Android), except for Wikinews. Of course it is tailored for our
specific use case, in the fact that it gives you the ability to easily read
(on your mobile device) the latest news (and not the entire site). Noting
fancy or complicated (at least not for 1.).
If you're interested in learning more, you can stop by
and find out about
the goals/roadmaps/screen shots/etc.
The reason I'm writing today is that I'm hoping to drum up some help from
the community in testing the application & getting some feedback. At this
point in time we've completed all the necessary features for 1.0, and I've
worked out a few major bugs. The 1.0 release wont be anything complicated
or fancy, but I would like a solid base from which we can build upon. So,
if you happen to own an Android powered device, I'd love to get you to
install the app and give it a spin. The instructions are all on wiki:
If you're interested in helping out, I'd appreciate it if you pop'd me a
message off list.
PS. Feel free to FW'd this app to anyone you know that uses Wikinews, has
Android and you think might like to help. This isn't a "public" release,
but right now we've got very little in the way of beta-testing help.
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