Mobile

  1. Uploading and categorizing your Android’s photos on Wikimedia Commons just got easier

    Photo by Redd Angelo, public domain/CC0.

    The Upload to Commons Android app has been improved with geolocated category suggestions.... Read more

  2. New Wikipedia app for iOS puts the joy of exploration in your hand

    The welcome screen when you first open the new Wikipedia app for iOS. Photo by Benjamin Child, public domain/CC0.

    Our new Wikipedia app for iOS features major design and usability improvements, including the new Explore feed.... Read more

  3. Wikimedia and zero rating: clear principles for free knowledge

    Photo by Victor Grigas, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    The Wikimedia Foundation works to expand free and open access to knowledge everywhere, including areas where affordable access to the internet is a fundamental barrier. In some regions, the Foundation has utilized “zero-rating” to make mobile traffic to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia sites entirely free. This approach removes the barrier of cost for those wishing to read, learn, and contribute t... Read more

  4. Wikipedia Android app, now with interactive map, named a Best App of 2015

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    Have you downloaded the Wikipedia Android app yet? You should. Google has just called it a “Best App of 2015,” featuring the app in the Google Play Stores of Russia, India, Mexico, Japan, and Indonesia. ... Read more

  5. Discover more on Wikipedia with new navigation features for Android app

    Photo by  Dmitry Brant , freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Ever become lost while browsing Wikipedia? The Wikipedia app for Android now includes new navigation features, making it easier than ever to explore the sum of all knowledge.... Read more

  6. Wikimedia’s new developer-friendly trademark guidelines for apps

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    Our new app guidelines, based on our Trademark Policy, make it easier than ever to use Wikimedia Foundation trademarks and content in apps. The guidelines are accessible and clearly lay out practical examples for app developers to encourage innovation using Wikimedia material... Read more

  7. Wikimedia strategy consultation shows potential in mobile, rich content, and translations

    Photo by Martin Fisch, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

    The consultation, conducted in February and March of this year, asked users to answer two questions to help define the Foundation’s strategy and how it should respond to future trends.... Read more

  8. WikiTowns use barcodes to share local information on smartphones

    Visitors to the small town of Toodyay in Western Australia can learn about historic landmarks by scanning QR codes that bring up related Wikipedia pages on their smartphones. Here are some of the Toodyaypedia plates they created to share local knowledge on mobile phones. Photo by Gnangarra, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 au.

    Visitors to the small town of Toodyay in Western Australia can learn about historic landmarks by scanning QR codes that bring up related Wikipedia pages on their smartphones.
    Find out how this project came about thanks to Wikimedia Australia — and how you could bring it to your own town.... Read more

  9. Children in Mali can now read Wikipedia offline, thanks to MALebooks e-readers

    Malebooks e-readers provide an offline library to children in Mali, including the French version of Wikipedia and thousands of educational books. Sakina, a student in Bamako, reads « Le Petit Prince » on a Cybook e-reader from Bookeen. Photo by Renaud Gaudin, freely licensed under CC0 1.0.

    MALebooks e-readers provide an offline library to children in Mali, including the French version of Wikipedia and over 4,000 educational books. This experimental project addresses the serious lack of books for children in Mali, and is made possible by Kiwix developers, Wikimedia Switzerland and other supporters.... Read more

  10. New features on Wikipedia iOS app help readers access, explore, and share knowledge

    You can also watch it on YouTube or Vimeo. Video by Victor Grigas, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0.

    The new Wikipedia iOS app lets you easily share facts with friends from your iPhone or iPad, along with a range of new features.... Read more