Get the Wikipedia iOS app from the App Store.
The FAQ is the main documentation for the iOS app.
Information and updates
21 April 2021
The iOS team has been working on notifications in the app to let users better interact with other editors. You can see phab:T274404 for the main Phabricator task and phab:T274305 for how this could look. See also Wikimedia Apps/Team/iOS/Notifications for more information.
- Why do we make apps?
- User Feedback Review SOP
- Developer README
- Development cycle
- Release history
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Josh Minor – Product Owner
- Toni Sevener – Senior Engineer
- Matt Cleinman – Engineer
- Deepak Mantena – Engineer
- Carolyn Li-Madeo – User Experience (UX) Designer
Contribute to development
We welcome volunteers to contribute to the Wikipedia iOS app codebase.
Be a beta tester
Go here to help us as a beta tester!
What can I work on?
If you're looking for easy work, look at the tasks marked with the "Easy" tag. This link will show you all the "Easy" tasks in the iOS backlog.
If you're ready to pick up more difficult work, look at the iOS backlog and pick something from the Bug Backlog column. This link will show you all the tasks in the iOS backlog. If the status of the task is unclear or you need more information, feel free to leave a comment and we'll try to respond as soon as possible.
I found my task. What next?
Now you want to let the team know what you're working on.
- In Phabricator, assign the task to yourself.
- Add the tag representing the current release to the task. This link will take you to currently open releases. Tagging your task with the name of the release will add it to the release board.
- On the release board, move the task to the "Doing" column.
- When you're done developing, move the task to the "Needs Code Review" column.
I don't want to work on my task any more.
You can let us know by unassigning the task and moving it back to the "Tasks from Product Backlog" column.
How will I know that my contribution was accepted?
If your task gets moved to the "Ready for PM Signoff" column, it means that your contribution will be included in the upcoming release.
Code this way
The Wikipedia iOS app code is hosted on both GitHub and Gerrit.
This is the main repository, where iOS developers at the Foundation operate and release public betas via TestFlight. Pull requests via GitHub are the preferred contribution method.
- EventLogging in non-production
- EventLogging in general
- Piwik events data dictionary
- We also use an the Piwik free and open source analytics system.