Readers/Status updates/2017-10


This is the monthly update for 2017-10



  • iOS released version 5.7.0. This version includes an updated share-a-fact, improved on-boarding for new users and lots of fixes for iPhone X.
  • The iOS app was named an "Editors Choice" by Apple. This is the highest recognition Apple gives apps, and in their decision they particularly called out the improved quality of the app, and focus on accessibility.
  • The Android app went to beta with their latest update. This version adds app shortcuts, image dimming, theming improvements for Light and Dark mode, bug fixes for Simplified and Traditional Chinese and many other refinements.
  • The apps teams participated in a 3 day "Offsite" in Philadelphia. Read about it here.


Reading Infrastructure[edit]

New Readers[edit]


  • Support for uploading and viewing 3D models is coming soon to Wikimedia Commons. The feature will support the .STL file format. [1]


The Discovery team provides weekly updates. Here are their updates for the month.

Other Noteworthy Stuff