This page contains information and links specific to the Android team.
- Charlotte Gauthier – Product Owner
- Dmitry Brant – Senior Engineer
- Cooltey Feng – Engineer
- Sharvani Haran – Engineer
- Robin Schönbächler – User Experience (UX) Designer
- Email android-supportwikimedia.org
- Freenode webchat on the connect IRC channel.
- Write on Talk:Wikimedia Apps
- Report a bug
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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)
Contribute to development
The Wikipedia Android app is completely open source and welcomes contributions from all.
Learn more on our Getting Started page.
- Why do we make apps?
- Android FAQ
- Android Design – team practices
- Android User Feedback Review SOP
- Third Party Libraries
- Release phases
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Wikimedia Apps/Team/Android/AppEditorTasks
- Wikimedia Apps/Suggested edits
- Wikimedia Apps/Android/Multilingual Support
- Android editing features
- Talk:Wikimedia Apps/Team/Android/Patrolling conversation
4 September 2020 - Update on Push notifications for editors + Google Play Services
Later this month, the Android team will be starting to implement push notifications within the app. Users will be able to opt out of receiving push notifications if they wish, and users in countries where it might be possible to identify them personally through their receipt of notifications will not receive them at all. As previously mentioned (see update: 9 March 2020), push notifications will require us to implement Google Play Services.
We have also received numerous reports through the Play Store and our help channels that users on Android 4.4 are experiencing connection problems with the app due to a certificate issue. The Android team will implement Google Play Services immediately for users on Android 4.4 - which is the only way to fix that certificate issue and allow those users to once again use the app properly. We anticipate a release by 15th September 2020.
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, we will provide a workaround at the appropriate time.
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.