From the archives Technology

You asked, so we built it: Synced reading lists for Wikipedia’s Android and iOS apps

Users on both apps can now bookmark articles, organize them into lists of articles, and share those lists across devices.

A mockup of the new page previews feature, using the English Wikipedia's article on the Andromedia Galaxy.

Features From the archives Technology Wikipedia

Here’s everything we published from the design, development, and data process for the page previews feature

As an open and transparent organization, most of our documentation is placed online, able to be viewed and emulated by anyone. Here's a list of the documentation for one of our recently released features.

Foundation From the archives Technology

Hello, my name is ________: Searching for names is not always straightforward

Names can be surprisingly complicated. What you think of as “your name” is probably a constellation of variations on a theme—possibly with a few random bits and bobs mixed in for good measure. Names that travel across cultures, languages, or writing systems cause all sorts of additional complications.

From the archives Technology

How a new data center in Singapore is helping people access Wikipedia around the globe

To better serve the needs of users in the Asia-Pacific region, the Wikimedia Foundation has launched a new data center site deployment in Singapore.

From the archives Technology

After hitting 300,000 translations, what’s next for our content translation tool?

Volunteer community members have used our content translation tool to create over 300,000 articles, thereby spreading knowledge across language barriers. The tool has had already a positive impact in many Wikipedia communities, and now the Wikimedia Foundation's Language team is working on a new and improved version.

From the archives Technology Wikipedia

How we designed page previews for Wikipedia — and what could be done with them in the future

Yesterday, we released a new feature for Wikipedia’s readers on desktop—page previews. Here's a few design nuances behind this feature.

Communications Deployments From the archives Technology Wikipedia

Navigating through Wikipedia articles on desktop just got a lot easier

Page previews, deployed today, is one of the largest changes to desktop Wikipedia made in recent years.

Foundation From the archives Technology Wikidata

Making women more visible online—with Wikidata tools!

To celebrate International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Wikimedians around the world make a concerted effort each March to add and edit articles about women in Wikipedia. You can also have an impact (and fun!) by adding information about women to Wikidata, Wikimedia's multilingual knowledge base. And there are quite a few interesting and fun, volunteer-developed tools to help you with that.