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Industry analysis[edit]

Offline Wikimedia content[edit]

Fully offline[edit]

There are a number of hardware, software, and content providers working on distributing Wikipedia content offline throughout the world. This deck (also embedded on this page) examines this industry from a few different perspectives for a fuller understanding.

It's possible that there are more offline offerings or distributors - please let us know if you're aware of any and we will add them.

Partially offline[edit]
  • The Wikipedia Apps have a "save for later" feature that allows users to bookmark articles. Those articles are later available offline, but can't be shared.
  • Downloading content.
  • PDF
  • Wikibooks
  • Screenshots
  • Progressive web apps
  • Prototypes
  • RFC for an API driven frontend

Other affordability work[edit]

There are many other NGOs, companies, and governments around the world working on providing affordable internet access. We'll collect information here about what else we learn about.

Other offline support[edit]

Offline sharing[edit]

  • Sideloading
  • Xender allows device-to-device transfering of files (pictures, videos, music, documents, apps). It works 1:1 or 1:many. Available for Android, iOS, and Windows phones.
  • SHAREit (by Lenovo)
  • ShareApp
  • P2P
  • WebRTC based p2p frameworks WebCDN: browser based, researchy, needs coordinator server to establish contact (not fully offline)