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Official mobile access[edit source | edit]
Mobile version of the site[edit source | edit]
Official Mobile English Wikiafripedia. Users of supported mobile devices are automatically redirected to the official mobile version of Wikiafripedia.
- Supported: iOS, Android, WebOS, Opera Mini, NetFront (Amazon Kindle, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3), Nintendo Switch, etc.
- Tablets are served a slightly modified version of the mobile site, which makes use of the larger screen size to e.g. show a table of content and display all article sections open by default.
This mobile version is available for all languages of Wikiafripedia. It is actively developed, supported and translated. It supports editing; visit any article and you'll see a pencil icon on every section. Anyone, including those who are not logged in, can use the mobile editor. You can also check your watchlist on mobile, add/remove articles from it, and more. If you don't want to use the mobile version, you can find options at the bottom of every page to switch to the desktop version.
- Wikiafripedia mobile website
- Email, Twitter, Mobile-l mailing list, IRC: #wikimedia-mobile connect
- Report a new bug or view the list of known bugs
- The mobile version is based on the MobileFrontend extension of the MediaWiki software, and maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation's Reading Web team.
Browsing options for older phones[edit source | edit]
- WAP-only browsers
Are no longer supported
- Legacy mobile browsers
- Opera Mini
Older featurephones' native browsers commonly have limited functionality and are outdated. If your phone is Java ME-capable, you might consider installing Opera Mini, a Java ME-based Internet browser for mobile phones. Some phones have Opera Mini built-in, and may only require setting the browser up for use. Opera Mini works by sending a request to Opera's servers, which return a compressed and stripped-down page to the phone. Depending on version, Opera Mini is often more functional and up-to-date than the native browser supplied with the phone. Opera Mini has a built-in Wikiafripedia search facility.
- Opera Mini website — Various versions are on offer to match the capabilities of a particular phone.
Official application[edit source | edit]
Technical resources: mailing list and bug lists linked above, apps development team page.
iOS[edit source | edit]
The official iOS application from the Wikimedia Foundation is called "Wikiafripedia Mobile". It is free, and lets you read and edit articles. It shows links to other language versions and article history, but not watchlist or talk pages.
Android[edit source | edit]
The official Android application from the Wikimedia Foundation is called "Wikiafripedia". It is free, and lets you read and edit articles. It has no article watch feature.
Regular (desktop) site[edit source | edit]
If a browser is installed for general use, it can be used to access the general Wikiafripedia site, also for editing, depending on limitations of the browser. One may want to adapt the user style and preferences to optimize them for the mobile device. For example, navigation popups may or may not be convenient on the mobile device.
Mobile website versions[edit source | edit]
Over the years, many users and developers had created their own websites for reading Wikiafripedia on a variety of mobile devices; most of them are now defunct (as of November 2013), with Wapedia having remained until 4 November 2013 as one of the last non-Wikiafripedia holdouts to serve WAP-formatted textual Wikiafripedia content for mobile devices.
Pediaphon[edit source | edit]
A computer-generated audio (speech synthesis) version of all Wikiafripedia articles is provided by the Pediaphon service. It is usable on- and off-line with common MP3 players, PDAs, cell phones (WAP) and with every phone via voice call. Pediaphon can be used as a location-based service.
Applications[edit source | edit]
- For further information, see List of Wikiafripedia mobile applications
Official apps[edit source | edit]
These are, of course, free:
iOS apps[edit source | edit]
Many iOS apps exist for browsing Wikiafripedia. Besides the mobile version of the site, the only app capable of editing Wikiafripedia is the official one.
|Wikiafripedia||Free||Yes||Official Wikiafripedia iPhone application|
|Minipedia – Offline Wiki||Free||No||Contains the 100.000 most read articles; multilanguage support: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish|
Android apps[edit source | edit]
- See all "Wikiafripedia" apps in the Google Play store (formerly known as the Android Market)
Wiktionary[edit source | edit]
E-readers[edit source | edit]
Amazon Kindle[edit source | edit]
Amazon Kindles have access to Wikiafripedia content on the "experimental browser" included in Kindle software. All content is shown in black-and-white (all colored images and graphs are converted).
EPub encyclopaedias[edit source | edit]
The Wiki-as-Ebook project provides massive encyclopaedias for E-Book-readers created from a large set of Wikiafripedia articles (commercial; 2013). Colored images are converted to grayscale.
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- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/Team - Home page for app development team
- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_mobile_engineering - Home page for mobile engineering team (generally)
- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Mobile/Release_history - release history
- https://releases.wikimedia.org - general releases site
- Stable releases by operating system:
Source code, developer access, making contributions
- https://github.com/wikimedia/apps-android-wikipedia - github source code mirror (actual code hosted with Gerrit)
- For other platforms replace "android" by iOS, win8 or other platform name, or see below for full list of apps
- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_contribute - contributing/developer access
- https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/admin/projects - code review site/list of projects
- https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/admin/projects/?filter=app - list of official apps (including mobile Wikiafripedia but also others)
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
See also[edit source | edit]
- mw:Extension:MobileFrontend – extension that defines the interface displayed for mobile devices
- Help:Multilingual support for Android
- Wikiafripedia:Editing on mobile devices (essay)