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Latest comment: 8 days ago by ARamadan-WMF in topic Wikimedia Apps newsletter – Second quarter of 2024

Regarding your global user page (Community Programs Team)

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Hi, you may want to change the wikilink destination to m:Community Programs Team, unless there’s other projects that would have this information. Tropicalkitty (talk) 09:43, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hi @Tropicalkitty!, thanks for reaching out and keeping this space tidy! Would you help understand why this is needed? As far as I could see, m:Community Programs Team does not exist, and I could only find this redirect to the page I added but perhaps I'm not understanding something! Thank you for your guidance! SEgt-WMF (talk) 20:03, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply
Sorry I meant Wikimedia Foundation Community Programs team. When viewing the user page on another Wikimedia project where a local user page doesn’t exist, clicking it would go to a local destination. Tropicalkitty (talk) 20:19, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply
I added the m: to that link on your user page. Apologies for bringing this up and performing the edit. Tropicalkitty (talk) 20:25, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply
Oh no worries, I'm always happy to meet users like you @Tropicalkitty who are keeping this space as useful as possible! Thank you for your work! SEgt-WMF (talk) 16:17, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia apps newsletter-August 2023

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Presenting the Third Edition of the Wikipedia Mobile Apps Newsletter!

Explore the freshest news, enhancements, and additions in our newsletter, keeping you in the loop for an enriched mobile Wikipedia journey. Dive into the content and make the most of your reading!

iOS

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From June to August 2023

  • We released version 7.3.1 on July 12, with highlights:
    • Fixed character counter in article description editor.
    • Added Gurene, Wayuu, and Angika languages to our language list.
    • Addressed automatic theme switching bug and performed cleanup for performance fixes.
  • We're progressing on upcoming features:
    • Redesigning diff view: The "Diff View" displays changes in a Wikipedia article over time, showing additions, deletions, and edits for easy comparison between different versions helping you track content evolution and updates.
    • Coming in 7.4.0:
      1. Unleash the power of "Undo" and "Rollback" with updated diff pages!They let you revert changes made to an article back to a previous version, helping you fix mistakes or unwanted edits quickly.
        As we move one step closer to bringing Watchlist to the iOS app we are aiming to release it in September. We've refreshed our diff pages and added the option for experienced editors to roll back destructive edits. You can check out the updated diff page by tapping "View Edit History" in any article.
      2. A warm welcome to the Tachelhit language Wikipedia!
      3. Connect across language variants with updated codes! When you venture into articles of different language variants, particularly Chinese and Serbian, you should find a smoother experience when using variant codes.

Remember, your feedback powers our journey. You can be a part of our quest to create the ultimate Wikipedia experience by reporting bugs, quirks, or even your magical moments. Reach out through iOS-support@wikimedia.org.

Thank you for being a vital part of our community... Happy exploring!

Android

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From June to August 2023:

  • We've been finishing up our work on Image Recommendations (a new Suggested Edits task where you'll be able to add images to articles that are currently unillustrated). We plan to release the feature by September.
  • We are beginning development on Patroller Tasks (a new Suggested Edits task for patrolling recent edits for vandalism). You can read about the usability testing we’ve conducted for the feature on the project page on MediaWiki.
  • On a note of gratitude, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated individuals who participated as graders for Machine Assisted Article Descriptions. Your invaluable contributions have significantly contributed to the advancement of our projects, and we look forward to your continued collaboration as we push the boundaries of Wikipedia's capabilities.

Community meetings

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On July 30, 2023, the Wikimedia Apps Team had a fruitful meeting with the group behind the Wiki Mentor Africa Initiative. Over 100 participants joined on Zoom, with others watching the YouTube live stream. The presentation covered the Apps' history, roadmap, open questions, feature reviews, and FAQs. Valuable feedback was shared, enhancing the apps' development and user experience. These collaborative engagements are vital to building a more inclusive Wikimedia platform. I am enthusiastic about recreating this experience with other communities; please navigate to the last paragraph to know how to initiate such engagements.

On August 17, the spotlight was on the Apps Team at Wikimania as we presented "There’s an App for that: a mobile-native way to interact with the movement". We appreciate everyone who tuned in virtually to explore the future of interaction with the Wikimedia movement through our innovative mobile app. If you missed it or want to revisit the content, you can find the presentation slides at this link.

We're excited to share that Jazmin Tanner, the Apps Lead Product Manager, contributed to the session titled "Supporting Moderators at the Wikimedia Foundation." As we diligently worked on refining the patroller feature on the apps, Jazmin provided valuable insights that contributed to discussions on enhancing the experience for both moderators and users.

The next office hour

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Our upcoming office hour is scheduled for October. Further information regarding the specific date and time will be provided in our forthcoming newsletter.

We are excited and willing to arrange meetings with interested community members.

You may also contact us at aramadan@wikimedia.org to arrange such gatherings.

And you can subscribe to this newsletter from this link.

~~ ARamadan-WMF10:16, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia apps newsletter – October 2023

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Revealing What's Inside the Fourth Edition of the Wikipedia Mobile Apps Newsletter!

Discover the latest updates, improvements, and new content in our newsletter, ensuring you stay informed for an enhanced mobile Wikipedia experience.

iOS

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From the end of August to October 2023

  • The iOS suggested edits feature, originally successful on Android, is now being developed for iOS. This expansion aligns with the Product & Technology organization's goals for the 2023–2024 fiscal year, with a specific target of increasing mobile contributions by 10% without reversion. This move responds to the growing demand for a similar content creation and maintenance tool on Apple devices.
  • The team released 7.4.1 in August, which included:
    • The ability to Undo and Rollback edits on Diff Pages!
    • The addition of Tachelhit Language Wiki.
    • We also improved language variants for Chinese and Serbian languages.
  • In October, 7.4.2 was released, which included the following:
    • Watchlist on iOS: We've heard your requests! You can now access your Watchlist through Settings → Account → Watchlist. Add new items to your Watchlist via the new overflow menu in the Article View. Take actions on edits by clicking a username on the Watchlist view, or take actions like "Thank" on the diff screen of an edit in your list.
    • Article Section Sharing: Want to send someone to a specific section in an article? Click a section in the table of contents and then click "Share" via the article overflow menu.
    • Bug Fixes to ensure you can swipe without the app freezing and that the navigation bar doesn't shrink or disappear.

Thank you for volunteering developers Serguitar, jhsoby, agray, Nikki, TiagoLubiana.dijkstra.and revolter for their contributions to this release.

Android

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From the end of August to October 2023

  • The team is actively working on reinstating the nearby feature due to the high volume of requests we've received. You can find comprehensive tracking details for this effort on Phabricator T347201.
  • We have released the Image Recommendation feature to the Wikipedia Beta.
  • We have been working on developing the Patroller Tasks, and most of the screens have passed the design reviews.
  • Bug fixes and minor improvements:
    • Fixed possible crashes on Android 14 devices.
    • Fixed some view styles related to the Material Design, which includes toolbar and dialog.
    • Introduced more text-highlighted features to the search results across the app.
    • Introduced the Wikitext keyboard support to the talk page interfaces.

Community meetings

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We would like to invite you to an online meeting with the mobile apps team. It will take place on the 27th of October at 5 p.m. UTC (check your zone’s exact time).

The host will be Jazmin Tanner, the product manager of the apps team, with a number of our software engineers; you can join the meeting.

Feel free to share your questions and thoughts about Wikipedia’s mobile apps on the Wikimedia Apps/Office Hours page on mediawiki.org. We would love to hear from you. The last date to add your input will be on the 24th of October at 12:00 UTC. If you'd like a one-day reminder before the meeting, simply add your username on the same link, and we'll send you one.

We will be waiting for you all!

And you can subscribe to this newsletter.

-- ARamadan-WMF 09:46, 17 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Apps newsletter – First quarter of 2024

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Hello, and welcome to the app’s first newsletter in 2024!

It has been a long year; we published four editions of our newsletter, which you can go through all of them. In this edition, we will cover our work for the last quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024!

Android

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  • Edit Patrol (also known as Patroller tasks on Android) has been released to Beta testers with rollback rights on Test Wiki and Indonesian Wikipedia. We had a productive meeting with Indonesian users to introduce and discuss the new patrolling tasks feature on the Android app, as we provided a detailed presentation on the feature, and collected valuable feedback from the Indonesian community to enhance the user experience.
    For those interested, a meeting recording is available.
    We conducted outreach to Spanish, and French Wikipedia communities during February 2024.
  • We hosted two synchronous community consultations & recorded a third where we shared the Edit Patrol suggested edit workflow, and showed designs for Saved messages and templates:
  • Places feature is back to the Wikipedia Android app!
    Places is a feature that allows you to discover articles by location.
    The iOS app was able to maintain the feature via use of Apple Maps, but it was necessary for Android audiences that we continue using an open source map.

iOS

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  • Suggested Edits on iOS prototype is in the experimental build. Instructions to test the feature can be found on this FAQ page.
    Alt text is text associated with an image that serves the same purpose and conveys the same essential information as the image.
    The app's product manager presented our team's work and prototype (iOS suggested edits) to the GLAM conference audience. All details can be found in the presentation's deck.
  • It is now possible to donate using Apple Pay directly from the app.
  • IOS Native Editor Improvement Development is out!
    You will be able to edit, find and replace, and insert links and images directly from Commons without any performance issues!
    Additionally, it is now possible to edit a full article page and a talk page.

In the current quarter, we aim to engage with editors from LATAM, Spanish-speaking regions, North America, and the Caribbean to test Suggested edits and the new native editor features.

Community meetings

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  • We participated in the GLAM conference in November 2023. All the details are mentioned in the iOS section of this edition from the newsletter.
  • On December 1st of 2023, The Wikipedia Android team met with Indonesian users to introduce and discuss the new patrolling tasks feature on the Android app. The team provided a detailed presentation on the feature and collected valuable feedback. A meeting recording is available.
  • We joined the Wiki Editoras Lx editathon on December 16th to gather feedback about an alt-text Suggested Edit task on iOS.
    Attendees were generally positive about the prospect of the feature. Experienced editors thought it could be a good task for on-boarding new editors, but also a more casual way of contributing for new editors.

And you can subscribe to this newsletter.


~~ARamadan-WMF04:42, 12 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

This Month in Education: March 2024

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Wikimedia Apps newsletter – Second quarter of 2024

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Hello, and welcome to the app's second newsletter in 2024! In this edition, we will review our achievements and progress from the first half of 2024!

Android
iOS
  • "Add an image" suggested edit is available for all Wikis! It is available to all users with more than 50 edits.
  • We now support full-page editing on Talk pages.

And you can subscribe to this newsletter.


~~ARamadan-WMF11:53, 17 July 2024 (UTC)Reply