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LTE MOUSE 2.1 (MediaWiki)
Vandalism of Wikipedia
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iOS beta enrollment
Why do you require a user's FIRST and LAST name? This is inconsistent with Wikimedia account creation practice, and the user's real name is unnecessary for the task of beta testing. Please justify your rationale.
Wikipedia for refugees
Hi Mobile team! In response to the thread on [Wikimedia-l] internet-in-a-boxs to the refugee camps?], here's something for you.
I wanted to show off our work on Vietnamese artists from an editathon to a refugee acquaintance, but couldn't do it, because we don't have categories on the mobile app. This fellow had very little education before coming to the US, and is self taught in three languages, so reading Wikipedia on his phone could be very useful for him.
Adding categories to the mobile app would make it possible to pull up all the Vietnamese artist biographies so he can look through them. I doubt my acquaintance, who works long hours, has access to a laptop. Without the categories, the suggestions at the bottom make the mobile app on a smartphone into more of a game or pastime for looking at photos, rather than a serious educational tool.
Adding categories would be a quick win in making the mobile phone more useful for refugees, and for others who only access by mobile.
People from the Android and iOS app teams might be able to give a more detailed response, but I'll note that there is a related Phabricator task at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T71984 ("Category view shows no articles in the mobile app").
"Get involved" section
One way "normal people" could get involved is to edit the user documentation at Wikimedia Apps/FAQ. This could be a link from the "Get involved" section.
Do you plan to attribute the photographers in your new Share-a-Fact thing in the app, or is a cc-by-sa symbol everything we can expect?
Photographers? Why not text authors too?
I understand your point, but the fact that is shared, is always a very small citation, so I'm not sure, if this text reaches the threshold of originality. Also, even if it doesn't meet the attribution of cc-by-sa, at least the editors are to find at the wikipedia article, which is mentioned in the picture. But if the pictures of the article change the photographers are not that easily to find.
How are article images selected?
In the Android app, many articles have a "lead image" shown at the top of articles. How do these images get selected? w:Christiansborg Palace, for instance, has a quite good photograph in its infobox, but instead the rather meh map image underneath is shown as the article's lead image in the app. How come?
APK for Android apps?
I'd like to install the Wiktionary app on a Kindle for kids to use. It's on the Google Play store but not on the Amazon store. Is the released version available as an APK somewhere? Is it still being actively developed? Thanks.
Where can I give feedback?
I really want to give feedback, where can I do this?
You're doing it.
Ok, then I do it here :)
I like the idea, that Wikipedia has its own app, and it's really fantastic, but I have some things, I don't like:
- It's not possible to create pages (e.g. talk pages).
- Pages with
Special:or where I'm from:
Spezial:can't be viewed in the app.
- Categories don't work either
- It's difficult to go to the article discussion and the article's history, because there isn't a button for that.
- It's not possible to add a section, only existing sections can be edited.
- If pulling the left toolbar, it should be possible to click on someone's own name to go to the own user page.
- Editing a docu in a template, doesn't work, when clicking on the edit buttons on the template page
- Infoboxes in the very beginning of an article are relocated and sometimes other things and that infobox/template colide, which doesn't look good. E.g. when viewing my German user page in the app the nav box is squashed into the Babel table.
And also two mobile aspects, but not with the app:
- I don't like the idea of Special:UserProfile
- In user contributions you can't see whether the edit is recent or not.
That's my opinion :)
apps that can connect to any MediaWiki wiki
Please mention if these apps, via their settings menu, can also connect to any MediaWiki wiki (not necessarily WikiMedia wikis).