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This page contains historical information. It is probably no longer true.
This page has been deprecated, please see MobileFrontend
If you are looking for the original WAP-based mobile gateway, look here: Mobile.wikipedia.org.
Wikimedia-Mobile is the main gateway for all advanced mobile devices.
The main repository for the application is on GitHub at Wikimedia-Mobile
Please check the README on the above mentioned link to get more information on the application.
- Merb Main site web framework
- Sinatra Stats framework
- Nokogiri libxml2 interface
- Curb libCurl interface
If you need help managing the server, go here: MobileServiceOps
There is only one server currently which handles DB, stats, cache, parsing, and web requests. See Mobile1 for that.
To learn more about the roles these different bits and server use see MobileRoles
We are working hard to strike a good balance with natural growth of the platform and growth of support to new devices and platforms.
If we attempted to support every platform, we would be distracted from adding new features and scaling the platform in a natural way. However, if anyone wants to volunteer to work on adding support for any platform or language, we are more than willing to help with that.
Devices currently supported
- Palm Pre
- Kindle 2
- Android (G1)
You can see all of the languages supported at our Mobile Wikipedia translation project page
The primary developer is Hampton Catlin, but for any server issues, you may also contact Tomaszf or Brion.
Bugs may be reported in our Bugzilla Project