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Suggested edits in Android alpha version

Tacsipacsi (talkcontribs)

When trying to translate the Android app, the fact that I cannot see how the messages appear is annoying and can lead to incorrect translations. Could it be set that all suggested edits become available in the alpha version at the same time as they become translatable, i.e. as soon as the pull request is merged? Of course, this shouldn’t be that way in the release version, but it would help a lot in the alpha version. The alpha version already has some differences, like the ability to do as if I was blocked.

ARamadan-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hello @Tacsipacsi,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

We've gone ahead and created a ticket for your suggestion. If you'd like to stay updated on its progress and any further actions, you can track this ticket on our issue request tracking software, Phabricator, using this link:

Also, we would like to invite you for our upcoming office hour on October 27th. We will discuss our current and future projects and, of course, to hear your thoughts. You can find all the details on the office hour's page Wikimedia Apps/Office Hours.

Thanks for being part of our awesome community!

Tacsipacsi (talkcontribs)

Thanks for creating the Phabricator task! Subscribed.

I prefer written communication on Wikimedia, so I don’t plan to attend the office hours; thanks for the suggestion anyways.

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What does 'Views' mean?

Verbarson (talkcontribs)

On the App there is a row of buttons at the foot of the page. The fourth button is 'Edits'. When I press it I get the '''Edits''' page, with a couple of totals at top left. '4016 Contributions' is reasonable, being close to my total on the xtools 'Edit counts' page. But where does '2697 Views' come from, or what sort of views does it refer to? I can't see any similar total on 'Edit counts'.

ARamadan-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hello @Verbarson,

Thank you for reaching out and for your inquiry regarding the 'Edits' page on the Wikipedia mobile app. We appreciate your interest in understanding the statistics displayed there.

The '2697 Views' you see on the 'Edits' page of the app refers to the total number of page views for articles you have edited or contributed to.

It reflects how many times the articles you've edited or contributed to have been viewed by other users; the number of page views (in the last 30 days) of the last 10 articles to which you have added Wikidata descriptions.

If you have any further questions or if there's anything else you'd like to know about the app's features or statistics, please feel free to ask.

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App menu redirect to browser

Verbarson (talkcontribs)

When I use the Wikipedia app (on Android) there is a bottom-border menu that includes a hamburger button labelled 'More'. When I select this, it presents six options, starting with my own user page, and finishing with 'Donate'. Of these six, four are wikilinks that open in the app, and 'Donate' is a URL since it opens a page outside Wikipedia. What annoys me is that the first link, to my own user page, is also a URL, so it opens in a browser. Why is this? If I want to use the browser interface, I can decide that for myself, but if I've chosen to use the app, why would it send me over to the browser?

I know that can get there via my user talk page in one extra click, but...

Not a major issue, just a persistent niggle.

ARamadan-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hello @Verbarson,

Thank you for sharing your feedback about the behavior of the 'More' menu in the app. We understand your concern regarding the user page link opening in a browser instead of within the app.

I wanted to let you know that your suggestion has been taken seriously, and we value your input in enhancing the app's user experience. To address this issue, I have created a ticket to investigate and consider implementing a solution that keeps the user page link within the app, providing a seamless browsing experience.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, and if you have any further suggestions or encounter any other issues, please don't hesitate to reach out. Your input is valuable to us.

ARamadan-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hello @Verbarson, with another update!

We appreciate your patience and wanted to inform you that the issue you raised regarding the 'More' menu behavior is currently under active development.

We're working diligently to ensure that the user page link will open within the app, offering a smoother experience.

Expect this enhancement to arrive very soon.

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Fan-vom-Wiki (talkcontribs)

Hello App-Team,

thank you for the App, but I have to say that there are some things that dont work good. It would be great to fix it. To me I wanna to say that I am mainly in the German Wikipedia and my English isnt perfect.

1) The App shows the Articles of the day, in German: "Artikel des Tages" Thats ok, but you use the first image in the article and not the image who is on the site I linked. Why? Please use the images the users say: "That is for Artikel des Tages" the better picture than the first. For example: Focke-Wulf Ta 154 was Artikel des Tages. On the site there was blak/white the image Commons: File:Profil_Focke-Wulf_Ta_154_II.png and not the first. But on the App there was the first image in the article. Its ok that the picture is the first in the article, but the App said: Oh look there is a great article and here is a picture with an Swastika. That isnt cool. Its ok thats on the article, but we dont have to show this picture wenn people are not directly intereted.

2) In the German Wikipedia there are „gesichtete Versionen“, so there Accounts with the ability to „sight“ on the one hand. On the other hand there are accounts who cannot spam or make vandalism. But on the App there is always the newest version, but not the newest sighted version. Please show only „gesichtete Versionen“.

3) All the tim I am logged in. Often I am in the case that I want to look for the watchlist, but when I touch at the field „Beobachtungsliste“ than it dont work. My workaround is to touch on a article to open the article, than go back and than go to the watchlist. I have no idea why, but thats my reality.

Thank you that I can give my feedback. It would be very great when you fix these 3 points :) PS: I had to deleted some links because ⧼abusefilter-warning-linkspam⧽ --Fan-vom-Wiki (talk) 16:17, 9 June 2023 (UTC)

ARamadan-WMF (talkcontribs)

Thank you for your feedback and for bringing these concerns to our attention. We appreciate your support and understanding as we work towards improving the Wikipedia app experience. I would like to address each of your points individually:

  1. Regarding the "Artikel des Tages" (Article of the Day) feature, we understand your concern about the displayed images. The images used in the app are generally the first images found within the articles. There’s a ticket on our software tracking system, Phabricator, that’s related to your suggestion. We strive to provide a visually engaging experience while maintaining the integrity and appropriateness of the content. However, we acknowledge the importance of considering user preferences when it comes to selecting images for this feature. Please check this link on Wikipedia: Featured article criteria to know more about how and why this happens.
  2. We are aware of the existence of "gesichtete Versionen" (sighted versions) in the German Wikipedia; you can check this ticket on Phabricator for more detailed information.
  3. We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced when accessing the watchlist on the app. We understand the frustration caused by the described issue and appreciate you sharing your workaround. Could you kindly let us know which version of the app you are using, whether it is the Android or iOS version?
    We value your feedback, as it helps us identify areas for improvement and prioritize our efforts accordingly. Rest assured, we are committed to enhancing the app and delivering a better user experience. Your input is invaluable in this process, and we thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and suggestions. If you have any further questions or additional feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your comments and feedback.
Vincenzo1492 (talkcontribs)

@ARamadan-WMF There is no watchlist on iOS – or is it now?

ARamadan-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hello @Vincenzo1492,

Thank you for your inquiry. As of now, the watchlist feature is being finalized for iOS. We understand its importance and are actively working to bring this functionality to the Wikipedia app on iOS.

To stay updated and informed about the progress of this feature, you can follow the project page on Mediawiki, where you can find comprehensive information and updates.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to delivering a more enhanced experience with this upcoming feature.

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Internationalize Wikimedia Apps/Team/IOS/en pls

Omotecho (talkcontribs)
Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I think that happened right after you wrote.

Android alpha download

Tacsipacsi (talkcontribs)
DBrant (WMF) (talkcontribs)

There was a glitch in GitHub actions that prevented the alpha from being rebuilt automatically, as it should do upon every merge. It's now available.

Tacsipacsi (talkcontribs)

I still get a 404 at the said URL.

DBrant (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I do not. Can you try again?

Tacsipacsi (talkcontribs)

Now it works for me as well. However, I didn’t get a notification about the update after opening the app. It used to notify me, so that I didn’t need to check for updates manually. Is it a known regression? Could it be fixed?

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Wikimedia Apps/Team/Bug reporting

Proeksad (talkcontribs)
ARamadan-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hi @Proeksad,

Can you please specify how it's not working well?

Also, Which part of the mentioned page still needs to be updated? as this is the current way of reporting a bug till now.

Proeksad (talkcontribs)

Old tag “Android/iOS-app-Bags” and unusual format of header: === Name of header

ARamadan-WMF (talkcontribs)

I will forward this to our developers, and let you know their reply for sure.

Thanks @Proeksad for reporting this.

ARamadan-WMF (talkcontribs)

@Proeksad, Thanks you for your sincere assistance in reporting this.

This is delivered to our developers and it will be removed.

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Question about compability

2 (talkcontribs)

Does the Wikimedia apps still works on Android 5?

Johan (WMF) (talkcontribs)

The Wikipedia App for Android should work on Android 5.0 or later.

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APK for Android apps?

DPRoberts534 (talkcontribs)

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.

Johan (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, is that the developed by User:Pfhayes? You could ask on their talk page! It's not developed by any of the Wikimedia Foundation teams, so I don't have the answer, I'm afraid.

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Wikipedi app does not work after latest update

Kloevchen (talkcontribs)

Hi, I have always your app installed from f-droid. Your latest update from 21.07. crashed my app. I have a Google Pixel 4a without 5G. I am using Android 12. Last update 5. july. Can you help me? Greetings Stefan

Kloevchen (talkcontribs)

After update today morning, all is ok.

ARamadan-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hi @Kloevchen,

We are glad to have your feedback and the update as well,

please don't hesitate to come back with any further notifications.

Thank you,

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