Talk:Wikimedia Apps/iOS FAQ

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Pelagic (talkcontribs)

Great FAQ overall! One part jumped out at me:

“As an iOS user, you have already agreed to Apple's Terms and Conditions for the iOS version running on your device. Please refer to section 4, ===Consent to Use of Data===, for more information about how they handle your Location and other usage data.”

That sounds a little heavy-handed. Seems like chastising the user for throwing away their privacy. Do we really need to tell iOS users that Apple can track them when Location Services is turned on? Or is that a "sky is blue" thing?

If we do feel the need to warn them, then how about wording along these lines:

“Of course, Apple can use your location information. See section 4, Consent to Use of Data, in their Terms of Use for more information.”

Also it says the "app itself" doesn’t record our location, but what about WMF servers? How do they handle the location queries that they receive? Is it linked to or can it be correlated with user name or IP address?

P.S. I’m logged in to the app (automatically somehow), but button here says “Add topic anonymously”. Didn’t notice that until I scrolled further. Don’t really want to share my IP address, but also don’t want to and try copying all I’ve written to somewhere else and back out of this screen. —Pelagic

Nevermind, copied text to clipboard and pasted it back after signing in.

Pelagic (talkcontribs)

Have boldly made the change. See also this discussion about the effect on translations.

Still curious about whether the app location data is retained server-side. It would be a lot more specific than the geo-IP information that is used for language selection on the website.

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Johan (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I've updated the page with a new FAQ. I tried to find a good way to save parts of the translation work that had already been done, but they were too different; I attempted to save a few pieces but ... well, there's no way around that this is largely a new text, I'm afraid.

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I don’t know how to translate articles by iPad ,how I do it?

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176.225.230.243 (talkcontribs)

How to do it

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Wikiboy1397 (talkcontribs)

Is it not possible to allow multiple pages to be opened at once like it is on android phones?

JMinor (WMF) (talkcontribs)

That is correct. The iOS app doesn't support multiple articles open simultaneously. One option is to use the quick bookmark/save feature to add articles to read later, rather than opening those articles into tabs for later reading.

Lordbloth (talkcontribs)

Is there a plan for multiple articles? I didn't see an issue in phabricator for it but I may have missed it. There are lots of issues for something else which seems to be called "multiple pages." Is there an open issue on this? And, more generally, where is the right venue to ask questions like this one? Is there a gitter-or-similar? I didn't see a chat room in phabricator dedicated to app development, but, again I may have not understood what I was looking at...

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Nitsanbar123 (talkcontribs)
I cannot change my password
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Omotecho (talkcontribs)

Anyway to introduce some “History of this app” page and pull out related FAQ items into that? I always appreciate backup info, though, is it meaningful to keep tech history in a Help page where New Readers visit for current operation hints?

I came to think about the separate History page when translating sentences with links such as _on this wiki page_, you lead the readers to an “obsolete page” which is confusing. There are multiple cases in that Help page. --Omotecho (talk) 07:19, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

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2601:644:400:DF88:350E:A40F:8E2A:E5BC (talkcontribs)

Is it possible to add support for Smart Keyboard shortcuts for iPad Pro? It would be very helpful for accessibility and productivity.

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2602:306:B86C:3490:D529:F58F:DB7A:6D3 (talkcontribs)

How can I make an article myself? I heard that you can. How can I make articles about places and pieces of history around me?

BDavis (WMF) (talkcontribs)
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