Wikimedia Apps/Team/Android

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This page contains information and links specific to the Android team.

The team

Contact us

Download the app

Get the Wikipedia Android app from the Google Play Store or from F-Droid. Note that the app does not allow you to add custom mediawiki sites.

Help as a alpha/beta tester!

You can install Wikipedia Beta alongside your current version of Wikipedia for Android, so you can test our new features before they go live for all Wikipedia for Android users. Your feedback will help us fix bugs and decide what features to focus on next. (See also: bug reporting)

Wikipedia Alpha: https://github.com/wikimedia/apps-android-wikipedia/releases/download/latest/app-alpha-universal-release.apk

Contribute to development

The Wikipedia Android app is completely open source and welcomes contributions from all.
Learn more on our Getting Started page.

Documentation

Archive

Updates

22 May 2020 - Update on Push notifications for editors

More information on the proposed project phases and deadlines can now be found on the Product Infrastructure team push notifications page. Any questions related to the Android implementation specifically can still be left on the Android team Talk page.

9 March 2020 – Push notifications for editors

Beginning in around June 2020, we will begin working on push notifications. We think these will be useful to people who want to keep up with their watchlists and other editing-related notifications on the go, without continually needing to check the site. As with most other Android apps, we’ll be using Firebase for our push notifications, which requires users to have Google Play Services on their phone. If you prefer not to use Google Play Services, the app will continue to function as normal – you just won’t get push notifications.

We’ll continue to update this page as we get closer to implementation time. As with our other features, users who don’t want notifications at all will be able to opt-out entirely, or enable only the specific types of notifications they want, e.g., revert notifications or talk page mentions.

9 March 2020 – Tag Commons images to improve search

See Wikimedia Apps/Team/Android/AppEditorTasks#Suggested Edits 4.0 - Tag Commons images to improve search