Wikimedia Apps/Product roadmap/Wikipedia app
This is a quick set of bullets on the current and near-term work to make the Wikipedia app better. This is not set in stone, just an outline of our current thinking. Feedback, criticism and suggestions are welcome.
"Near-term" means the work is planned to start within a one or two months. "Mid-term" means the work is planned to start around end of the quarter and the start of the next. "Long-term" means the work is planned to be done a few quarters down the line. "Shelved" means that we believe that the work has merit but there are currently no plans to do this work.
- Night mode (Android only). Users can read in a display mode that's adapted to dark environments.
- Table of contents onboarding (Android only). Users can learn about the table of contents and how to use it to navigate around articles.
- Page issues (Android only). Users can tap on a button to learn about the issues and problems that a page has.
- Disambiguation (Android only). Users can tap on a button to see links to articles with similar titles and about similar topics.
- Find in page (Android only). Users can search within articles to find all occurrences of a particular search term.
- Nearby. Users can get a list of articles about things that are near them.
- Search improvements. Users can get relevant search results even if they make a typo, and can get more information about the subject of an article before they tap on it.
- Notifications. Users can get notifications about content and events that are relevant to them.
- Structured infoboxes (aka Wikidata infoboxes). Users can edit bite-sized tidbits of information about an article without using wikitext.
- Structured discussions (aka Flow). Users can participate in structured discussions using a simple, mobile-friendly interface.
Shelved for now
- Watchlist. Users can view their watchlist on the app.
- VisualEditor. Users can use a simple graphical editor to edit articles without having to use wikitext.