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Summary by Elitre (WMF)

Help is offered to translate en --> pt.

Tuga1143 (talkcontribs)

If you guys need to translate something from English to Portuguese, just ask, i will always be available for the task. ~~~~

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thank you! Is this for Apps only? :)

Tuga1143 (talkcontribs)

No sir, my offer is for everything you guys need. Any topic, any field.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Then, may I suggest you sign up at m:VisualEditor/Newsletter/Translators, then maybe make yourself familiar with m:Translation_requests if you haven't done so already.

Tuga1143 (talkcontribs)

I just started. Thank you so much for the opportunity to help in the translation.

Tuga1143 (talkcontribs)

This topic was reopened? What does this mean?

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

This was a test or a vandalism.

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. (talkcontribs)


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LTE MOUSE 2.1 (talkcontribs)

Help:I'm blocked Someguy1221 blocks LTE MOUSE (Wikipedia)

LTE MOUSE 2.1 (talkcontribs)

LTE MOUSE 2.1 (MediaWiki)

LTE MOUSE 2.1 (talkcontribs)

Vandalism of Wikipedia

Wargo (talkcontribs)

Contact on e-mail blocking admin.

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Senator2029 (talkcontribs)

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.

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Djembayz (talkcontribs)

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.

Tbayer (WMF) (talkcontribs)

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 ("Category view shows no articles in the mobile app").

BGerstle (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi @Djembayz I'm also hoping we can do stuff with categories (and collections/watchlist) in the app soon. Commenting on the task @Tbayer (WMF) mentioned is one way to ensure your weight is added to the idea. Thanks for your feedback!

Reply to "Wikipedia for refugees"
Acagastya (talkcontribs)

Is the source code of Wikipedia's android and iOS application available anywhere (like at GitHub)?
Acagastya (talk) 12:53, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Jack Phoenix (talkcontribs)

@Acagastya Obviously. Android source code is at /apps/android/wikipedia on and the primary development of the official iOS app recently moved from to GitHub.

Acagastya (talkcontribs)

@Jack Phoenix: It is more than 50 days, I posted this query. Thank you for replying. Sorry, I was using my IP for this period Well, it is in Python, and so, I need to learn a lot about it so that I can actually understand it. Thank you for the links.
Acagastya (talk) 14:29, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

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Northernhenge (talkcontribs)

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.

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CennoxX (talkcontribs)

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?

Nemo bis (talkcontribs)

Photographers? Why not text authors too?

CennoxX (talkcontribs)

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.

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Anders Feder (talkcontribs)

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?

Reply to "How are article images selected?"
Metrophil (talkcontribs)

I really want to give feedback, where can I do this?

Nemo bis (talkcontribs)

You're doing it.

Metrophil (talkcontribs)

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 :)

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