Wikimedia Apps/Team/iOS/202112 testing

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Over the past quarter the iOS team has been working hard on new features to support notifications in the app and we would love to hear your feedback and insights.

If you have an iPhone or iPad running iOS 13 or later and edit in more than one language we’d love to hear from you. The study will take place over two weeks between January and February, 2022. The survey results (diary entries) collected throughout this study will be used by the developers to make improvements to the Wikipedia iOS app.

Throughout the course of the study you will be asked to use a beta build (a test version) of the Wikipedia app, which includes notifications similar to the normal Wikimedia style. You will need to allow the Wikipedia app to send ‘push’ notifications to your device. Every two days (for a total of six entries) you will be asked via email to fill out a ‘Diary entry’ survey, regardless of if you have used the Wikipedia app over the past two days. This short survey will ask you to answer a few questions about your use of the notifications within the app and also includes space for general comments and thoughts.

At the end of the study you will be asked to fill out one final ten-minute exit survey, which will focus on your overall experience with the Wikipedia app notifications and any general thoughts or feedback you might have.

Surveys throughout this study will be conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement.

We are able to offer $75 to selected study participants who successfully complete the full study (a total of six diary entries across two weeks and completion of the onboarding and exit survey). This is because we’re asking for a not insignificant participation in the software development process whether it suits the participant or not at the time; in that way, this is more like work than the editing which can be picked up or not depending on what happens elsewhere in life. It can only be offered to those who fully complete the study.

If you are interested in participating please email Carolyn Li-Madeo (

Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback and help!