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One feature I always thought that Wikipedia's mobile site was lacking was the ability to log in and edit. It would be fantastic if this could be implemented. Even if full-on editing couldn't be done, you could let editors log in and check their watchlist, talk page etc. Thanks,
I'm sure Wikipedians are working toward for Mobile. We need to fork a page to give more recent information or insert new paragraph in this article. some are doing works for mobile gateway at the server side and some are doing apps at the client side. I want everybody to know what they are doing. It should mention Thomasz's slides and some agenda at Hackathon in Berlin.
My correction regarding quality control that was reverted might not have been the most estetical one. But it is not true that applications has to go through quality control before they are published on the android market. As oposed to the ipone app store, the android market is not even the only place where android applications can be downloaded from.
The android platform is therefore more open than what is indicated in this article. In my oppinion it might for these reasons even be a nice platform to experiment with new types of Wikimedia applications on, because there are no start up fees involved and is thus quite volunteer friendly.
Hi Dafer, I reverted your correction since Android is not as open as Google would like us to believe. Here is a great analysis which challenges the open claim. http://joehewitt.com/post/android-and-open-source/ None of the mobile operating systems are open in the true meaning of the term, they are closed to varying degrees.
I don't think it is a good idea to imply that it is closed in a way it isn't just because it isn't as open as one would hope.
From an application developers perspective, it is still a platform on which development can be started without any expenses. I think thit is an important factor for attracting volunteers willing to write and experiment with new types of solutions targeted at Wikimedia projects.
Apart from this, nice article!
I agree with Dafer, its a matter of fact that Android has been released under Apache 2.0 and GNU GPL licenses. Its source code is public -w:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)#Licensing. It shouldn't matter what someone's opinion is about how open it is.