Readers/Status updates/2017-06

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This is the monthly Readers update for 2017-06

Discussions

Apps[edit]

  • Android released an update improving offline storage and Reading List experience.
  • Android began work on support the zim archive format in the app, based on Community Wishlist request.
  • iOS released version 5.5.0 which includes the all new Places tab, which focuses on geolocation based discovery. This update also improves how "In the News" look and work, adds a more prominent search box and other improvements.
  • iOS began work on 5.6.0 which will support reading modes (specifically a dark mode for night reading) and "On this Day" content in the feed.
  • Survey results from both apps on reading lists usage was completed, with findings available at Reading lists survey results

Web[edit]

  • Moving the intro above the infobox on mobile web lead a significant increase on performance metrics [1]

New Readers[edit]

Multimedia[edit]

  • A UX design heuristic evaluation was conducted and results turned into Phabricator tasks for 3D file (STL) support. A number of design refinements are being turned into a specification. The team has been prioritizing and working on 3D tasks in anticipation of a future launch. In the forthcoming month, additional consultation will be done on the wikis about potential moderation considerations for the 3D file (STL) type.

Discovery[edit]

The Discovery team provides weekly updates. Here are their updates for June.

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