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wikiapps – collaboratively creating, editing, and publishing HTML5 web apps in JavaScript

This page is a proposal for a new Wikimedia Foundation Sister Project.
Status Stale (could be re-opened)
What is the proposed name for the project? wikiapps
Proposed project tagline Imagine a world in which every single device on the planet is given free access to all kinds of apps. Imagine a world where you can edit all your apps on all your devices. Imagine a world without differences between app users and app programmers. Imagine a world where every app you download is not only a tool but a source of inspiration and an invitation to participate in the app's development. And now imagine to create this world. There is a chance for that.
Project description
What is the project purpose? What will be its scope? How would it benefit to be part of Wikimedia?
A repository of documented, editable, downloadable, open source web apps in HTML5 under a creative commons or GNU license. The structure would be similar to wikibooks but instead of books, each top-level directory would contain an app. Each app would have a home page that would link to further pages, e.g. documentation, discussion about the app, a directory with the latest stable version, another directory with the current developer version etc. The scope would be limited to HTML5 web apps, which would allow readers to easily download a version of an app without bothering with compilers or other tools apart from a web browser. (WikiCode is a project proposal for other programming languages.) The project would benefit in multiple ways from being part of Wikimedia: many users would be familiar with the way this project is organized, there is already a revision history system in place, the apps could include images, audio, video, text sources, and/or data from other projects that are automatically updated, it might be possible to implement a form of documentation generation or literate programming by using wiki markup templates, etc.
How many wikis?
Will there be many language versions or just on one multilingual wiki?
many language versions
How many languages?
Is the project going to be in one language or in many?
each version only one language but many language versions

Technical requirements
If the project requires any new features that the MediaWiki software currently doesn't have, please describe in detail. Are additional MediaWiki extensions needed for the project?
The project would require the possibility to upload active JavaScript code.
Development wiki
Interested participants Martin Kraus (talk)

Proposed by[edit]

Ty221 (talk) 21:00, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

revised by Martin Kraus (talk) 07:59, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Alternative names[edit]

Wikiapps, WikiApps, WikiApplications, WikiPrograms, Apps Wiki

Related projects/proposals[edit]

Sourceforge? Google Code? GitHub? Codeplex? So?!? --Ricordisamoa 06:17, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

WikiCode is another project proposal for any programming language; wikiapps is only for HTML5 apps in JavaScript. --Martin Kraus (talk) 01:38, 23 February 2014 (UTC) I started this a couple of years ago; but I never put much time into it; some ideas of it went into b:en:Canvas 2D Web Apps --Martin Kraus (talk) 07:58, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

b:en:Canvas 2D Web Apps is a wikibook about HTML5 web apps in JavaScript with the canvas element --Martin Kraus (talk) 01:38, 23 February 2014 (UTC) A wiki for literate programming. Mmmh, I guess that's all I want. Why isn't that part of Wikimedia? --Martin Kraus (talk) 14:54, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Domain names[edit],, ... is registered by User:Martin Kraus, who is very willing to hand it over to this project --Martin Kraus (talk) 00:28, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Mailing list links[edit]


People interested[edit]

  1. Martin Kraus (talk)