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Status of mobile site (again)
Hi,

since it has been two months since the topic has been brought up on this
list... what's the current status of the mobile site? There has been a
job opening[1], which closed a few days ago, are there any news on that yet?

One example, to show how broken the mobile page really is: On many
languages, clicking on an image always returns an error instead of the
file description page.[2]

The problems with the mobile site are not about aesthetics or minor
bugs, but about core features / use cases that are broken.
A fix (either bug fixes or a re-write[3]) is needed ASAP.

Regards,
Tobias / User:Church of emacs

[1]
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Job_openings/Software_Developer_%28Mobile%29
[2] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27719
[3] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25558
Re: Status of mobile site (again) [ In reply to ]
church.of.emacs.ml wrote:
> since it has been two months since the topic has been brought up on this
> list... what's the current status of the mobile site? There has been a
> job opening, which closed a few days ago, are there any news on that yet?

A guy named Patrick Reilly has been hired to redo the mobile site. Tomasz
Finc is the Engineer Program Manager in charge of this (cc'ing him). He
should have a bit more information. As far as I know, the guy started very
recently and is getting familiarized with the current setup/architecture
before he begins redesigning and re-implementing it.

> The problems with the mobile site are not about aesthetics or minor
> bugs, but about core features / use cases that are broken.
> A fix (either bug fixes or a re-write) is needed ASAP.

Yeah, the current mobile site is pretty bad, and not just in terms of user
usability. Personally I disabled it on my phone long ago. A rewrite seems to
be a fairly high priority for the Wikimedia Foundation though, so I expect
to see some major progress on this in the next few months.

MZMcBride



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