Wikipedia Beta

Wikipedia Beta

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Welcome to the Wikipedia Beta for Android! We’re excited to offer a major update to the Wikipedia Android app for beta testing before our full market release.

What’s new in this app:

* A major design update (we went native!)
* Editing – help improve Wikipedia articles from your phone!
* Everything is faster, whether you’re searching, browsing, or settling a bar bet
* Table of contents to help you navigate long article and get to the information you need
* Wikipedia Zero support – data charges waived for participating mobile operators (Wikipedia as always is of course freely licensed)

Additional features:

* Search any language Wikipedia
* Bookmark pages
* Random article
* Recent browsing history

You can install Wikipedia Beta alongside your current version of Wikipedia for Android, so you can test our new features before they go live for all Wikipedia for Android users. Your feedback will help us fix bugs and decide what features to focus on next.

Please help us improve this app by leaving feedback here or sending a note to our mailing list, mobile-android-wikipedia@wikimedia.org

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Recently changed in this version

More prominent Table of Contents drawer:
Updated action bar icon
Make drawer appear when scrolling a lot
Make search bar appear when ToC is opened
Fix flickering on page load
Clear the text in the box every time a search is done
Correctly handle back links in references
Jump back to same section after edit
Swap order of language names to show local name first and English name second when selecting languages

Experimental:
Full-text search
Page issues and disambiguation link dialogs


Comments and ratings for Wikipedia Beta
  • (70 stars)

    by Kain Gardner on 12/09/2014

    Fast and awesome.

  • (70 stars)

    by Marcel Volker on 10/09/2014

    The app displays the Wikipedia content moderately well, but is let down by its navigation - or rather, lack thereof. The only 'navigation' it has is the standard Android back button. You can't go forward and because it uses the back button already, there is also no way of exiting the app, just an endless journey backwards through all your previously visited pages. That's a weird design choice.

  • (70 stars)

    by Anand Mohan on 10/09/2014

    Awsam....

  • (70 stars)

    by Ia Tee on 10/09/2014

    Love the app, but I find the index popping out while scrolling quite annoying. There should be an option to turn this off IMO.

  • (70 stars)

    by Anto Felix on 07/09/2014

    Can't live life without Wikipedia.... Thanks for the devs ....

  • (70 stars)

    by creeper 04234 on 07/09/2014

    when's it going to be full

  • (70 stars)

    by Poonam Khattar on 06/09/2014

    What should I do when I have forgotten my password