[Wiki Loves Monuments] Fwd: [WikimediaMobile] Removing Wiki Loves Monuments from the Android App store

Maarten Dammers maarten at mdammers.nl
Fri Dec 14 21:21:15 UTC 2012


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Onderwerp: 	[WikimediaMobile] Removing Wiki Loves Monuments from the 
Android App store
Datum: 	Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:45:20 -0800
Van: 	Tomasz Finc <tfinc at wikimedia.org>
Aan: 	mobile-l <mobile-l at lists.wikimedia.org>

This is a heads up that the Wikimedia Mobile team is going to be un- 
publishing the WLM app from the Google Play store.

Practically this means that you will no longer be able download the WLM 
app from the market. You *will* still be able to download all previous 
releases from :


This change will not affect any of our current users.

Why are we doing this? The app was specifically crafted and resourced 
with an expiration date of the WLM contest. Now that WLM has fully 
wrapped up we'd like to take what we've learned and apply all of our 
energy to meeting our annual goal of 1,000 photo uploads / month. In 
order to do this we need to take what we've learned from the WLM app and 
channel it into a more generic mobile web and app experience. This 
requires us to free up resources that would be supporting the app for 
bug fixes, legal updates, etc.

What does this mean to the existing users? Nothing much. The mobile team 
put in a redirect so that the app works with the tool server now. That 
will make it so that no existing users are interrupted for the life time 
of the TS.

As the mobile team executes on the next six months were keenly 
interested in building solutions that can easily work for WLM in the future.

Stay update with what were working on by following the engineering 


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