I'm skeptical that the online mobile apps are a good use of resources,
with their very meager usage, especially relative to the several
engineers tasked to support them, their questionable accessibility
aspects, declining app store ratings, and other issues involving
content substitution which have recently come up on this list, not to
mention breaking the cross-platform nature of the web. I note that
it's currently impossible to find online mobile app usage statistics
on the analytics we pages, dashboard or reportcard, where they last
measured 0.0006% of pageviews in 2015:

https://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/squids/SquidReportUserAgents.htm

However, I wholeheartedly support this new offline app project, and
hope that it will be the primary focus of the Foundation's app-not-web
efforts going forward:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iESP20HGPiE

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/Offline_support

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/Offline_support/V1_User_research

Huge thanks to whomever directed this pivot!

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