Hackathon Mobile 2015
This page summarizes the action plan for the Kiwix mobile hackathon 2015, a WikimediaCH effort to improve Kiwix mobile related solution.
- Release a solution to allow to create quickly a bundle Kiwix4Android+ZIM
- App should allow to quickly/easily get the content (the content should be available in the app or as a companion file)
- App appearance/branding should be customizable
- App description and publication process in the Google Play should be able to run from the command line
- Solution should allow to automatically update bundles if Kiwix app or/and new version of the content is available
- Solution should be able to deal with hundreds of app
- Fix bugs on Kiwix for Android
Fix Kiwix for Android compilation on OSX Fixed Help menu item on Android linking to Welcome page Harmonize Android SDK/API versions between linux and osx
- Close tab behaviour problem on Android
- Unable to download an epub
- Add HTML audio/video support
- Title of the "Open ZIM file" view has the wrong language
- Kiwix should keep the fullscreen settings
- Try to publish multiple APKs for kiwix (one per arch) to save on size/bandwidth
- Fix compilation of zimwriterfs on osx
- Add categories to ZIM
- FFOS hackathing
Play around with FFOS hack to read ZIM file. Try to setup a roadmap to publish Kiwix for FFOS.
- One topic left for an additional developer
- New version of Android with many bug fixes.
- Three automated generated apps:
- Medical encyclopedia (English)
- Encyclopedia of Venezuela (Spanish)
- Wikivoyage (English)
- Install Mobile frontend extension on openZIM and Kiwix web sites
- Optimize the TED talks template for mobile phones
- Optimize the Youtube scraper template for mobile phones
- Speed up mwoffliner by introducing --skipCacheCleaning option
- Make new version of the "Ray Charles" demo ZIM file for Android
- Make the Android app support epub and pdf reading
- Fix search box in landscape mode
- mwoffliner able to deal with private wikis
Kiwix for Android is now well installed in the Android landscape, global rating is really good (4.33/5) and the most successful offline reader for Wikimedia projects. But, although this good performance, we only have 25.000 users having it installed. We think that the app under-performs in term of audience. To our opinion, one of the main reason is that it is too complicated for end users to deal with individual ZIM downloads. An other reason is that people are interested in content and not in the app, and they search that way and don't find Kiwix. Having one dedicated app per content should help us to reach a broader audience and increase the number of Kiwix users by many factors.
Let 3-4 Kiwix developers meet during a week to make this step.
1st -> 8 June 2015
- Nicolas (remote)
- One place left
Around CHF 3.000.