MobileFrontend/J2ME app/status

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Last update on: 2013-01-monthly

2012-03-31[edit]

We're about to post our RFP and are starting to talk to potential vendors for development.

2012-04-04[edit]

RFP is posted and were talking with vendors

2012-04-monthly[edit]

We've narrowed down our vendors and are having interviews with the finalists.

2012-05-monthly[edit]

We've finalized on a vendor and are completing the contract.

2012-06-20[edit]

We've decided to go forward with OpenPath as our vendor and have kicked off development.

2012-06-monthly[edit]

Tomasz worked with Legal and our new contractor OpenPath to close the initial work agreement. OpenPath has kicked off their development and we should see their first check in shortly. Initial screen flows can be found here. Kul & Phil worked to settle our initial device test list. Patrick will be providing any necessary technical assistance.

2012-07-monthly[edit]

Development continued with our partner OpenPath. We completed basic api integration, image light boxes, search, main page. Her name from you integration, and numerous others. OpenPath delivered two alphas builds to use for testing and were eager to move forward in to the beta cycle.

2012-08-monthly[edit]

Open Path delivered numerous new builds of the Wikipedia J2ME app this month. Patrick Reilly and the Global Development team did internal testing to validate that they were performing as expected. We're now feature-complete and spending cycles on making the app perform better on low memory devices. We expect to complete this project in a few weeks.

2012-09-monthly[edit]

Open Path delivered the final build of the Wikipedia J2ME app this month. Patrick Reilly and the Global Development team did internal testing to validate that it was performing as expected. We're now feature-complete and spending cycles on making the app perform better on low memory devices. The project will now be pending distribution with our partners.

2012-10-monthly[edit]

We're finishing up the final testing of the Wikipedia J2ME application. We moved from testing on a variety of phones to reviewing on the reference hardware devices. Final approval is expected in early November.

2012-12-01[edit]

We approved the initial J2ME app and are exploring next steps for deployment and creating additional versions to support a larger base of handsets.

2012-11-monthly[edit]

We approved the initial J2ME app and are exploring next steps for deployment and creating additional versions to support a larger base of handsets.

2012-12-monthly[edit]

The J2ME app is ready to launch pending contractual negotiations with carriers.

2013-01-monthly[edit]

During January, we've begun to explore ways to reduce the memory and processor requirements of our J2ME app, to increase the number of phones that can use this application.