Wikipedia iPhone app
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This page's information is from 2010. For up-to-date information about Wikipedia mobile app development, see Wikimedia mobile engineering.
More information and build instructions on Github
- Custom Rhodes fork --- http://github.com/wikimedia/rhodes/tree
- Application --- http://github.com/wikimedia/WikipediaMobile
Features hopefully going in right quick
- Language selection
- Update the footer text & link back to full site
Features to consider adding for future
- Default to phone's UI language if available
- Search suggestions while you type
- (Retry) Search other languages
- Table of contents for faster in-article navigation
- Better section folding
- Fold more aggressively on moderately long pages
- Allow fetching the subsection contents later, so very long pages can be loaded up faster initially.
- Video/audio playback?
- cf Wiki Tap
- probably needs either a native vorbis/theora player (!) or transcoding
- Location-based search
- May be easier to push this back until we have geo searching in the official API
- Pre-seed app with offline articles (possibly in openZim format)
- Queue pages to read later
- Shake to retrieve a random Wikipedia article
- Landscape/potrait re-orientation
- Universal app / iPad support
- Retina graphics support