Hi, I'm not quite sure I've understood what you're talking about. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that WMF is prioritizing Wikipedia Mobile. <snip>On mobile devices , many people go directly to wikipedia.org . Unfortunately, this shows the standard portal page of the globe and languages .</snip> Errm, are you sure about this statement? My mobile phone automatically redirects to Wikipedia Mobile, which is in Beta currently. This Beta version has new features already, such as a drop-down feature for changing your language. //Abbas.
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 05:46:23 +0300 From: wanjaus...@gmail.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [Wikimedia Kenya] Join The Discussion Hello, I came across this on the project Wikipedia mobile, and I thought it's worth sharing. --- On mobile devices , many people go directly to wikipedia.org . Unfortunately, this shows the standard portal page of the globe and languages . Everyone in the world currently sees the same page on their mobile device, and it is not so easy to read and navigate that page on a small screen. What if we could show a country- specific portal page automatically, based on the current location of the user? The search interface would use the most-used language of that country, with secondary languages for that country prominently displayed as options. In order to see how countries use languages, take a look here : http://stats .wikimedia.org /wikimedia/squids/SquidReportPageViewsPerCountryBreakdown.htm In some countries, the native language is the primary version of Wikipedia that is used. Certainly that is true of all English-speaking countries, Germany, France, Spain, Japan, etc. But there are more than 60 countries where English is not their native language, and yet English Wikipedia is the primary version. Usually the secondary version is the one in their native language. And in India , English may be the common denominator, but all the Indic languages would be obvious choices. Easily searching in one of those languages could be so much more obvious. Viewing and typing in some languages can be an issue, of course. What do you think of this idea? Give us your feedback so we can prioritize this project. *** Regards, Stephen ---Better late than never,but never late is better.--- iwanjau.WordPress.com ________________________________ sent from my $100 Phone. _______________________________________________ WikimediaKE mailing list WikimediaKE@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediake
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