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Oct 6, 2011, 7:24 PM
Post #3 of 5
Awesome! Haven't had a reason to fire up my Android environment recently.
Re: Help us develop the Wikipedia Android app
[In reply to]
I'll give it a shot.
On Oct 6, 2011 9:26 PM, "Tomasz Finc" <tfinc [at] wikimedia> wrote:
> One good question that Brion just asked me was when we plan to release
> this app to the Android market.
> We'd like to get the baseline app in the android market two weeks from
> now. To track what we need to fix check out our tracker bug
> We need your help to make it happen.
> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 6:19 PM, Tomasz Finc <tfinc [at] wikimedia> wrote:
>> Greetings All,
>> Over the last couple of weeks a group of devs from Nitobi have been
>> putting together an Android Wikipedia App for us. They've been using
>> the PhoneGap framework to build the app and now it mostly has the same
>> features as our iOS app. I think it's finally gotten to a good state
>> for people to start hacking on it.
>> For those just wanting to get started here are the links
>> code: https://github.com/nitobi/Wikipedia
>> bugs: http://bit.ly/q1B9Bj
>> feature ideas:
>> Right now the code is sitting in github but the plan is to move it
>> into our own git repo, alongside MediaWiki.
>> How can you help?
>> * Fork the code and help us with open bug requests
>> * Critique the code and suggest cleanup
>> * Port the app to iOS, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows, WebOS, & Bada —
>> first get it running, then customize to each platform's look and feel
>> * Start to hack on new features like image uploads, starting a new
>> article, offline article saving, openZIM support, etc ...
>> * Localization for the user interface
>> * ... and whatever else you can come up with
>> Don't worry if you don't know Objective C, Java, etc .. All you need
>> to know is HTML5, CSS3, and JS. It's really simple to write these
>> Lots of pretty screen shots and a user flow diagram here :
>> Come join us on #wikimedia-mobile and let us know how it goes.
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