FamilySearch Wiki App

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ldrew
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FamilySearch Wiki App

Postby ldrew » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:40 pm

As a FamilySearch Wiki support missionary, we are always looking for ways to help patrons find their ancestors which hopefully results in temple ordinances.

wiki.familysearch.org

We see a consistent month-to-month up swing in visits to the wiki by users of mobile devices.

We would like a FS Wiki app similar to the Wikipedia app. Both sites run on the same MediaWiki engine. It appears that the features in the Wikipedia app would serve our patrons well as they visit the FS Wiki in their ancestral quest.

Are there any thoughts or suggestions on this topic? Are there any developers who could create this app for us for both iOS and Android?

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Postby jdlessley » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:59 pm

These types of suggestions are best served by submitting feedback using the "[url=javascript:giveFeedback();]Send us feedback[/url]" link on new.FamilySearch.org. There is a remote chance that the appropriate church employee might see this thread. But I would not count on it.
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Too many irons. Too little time.

Postby ldrew » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:33 pm

Thanks for your comments. Given the workload of the support staff we have already determined that there is slim to no chance that they will have time to even consider the wiki app, hence the post to this thread hoping someone outside that group may take interest in the project.

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Postby davesudweeks » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:28 am

Perhaps this could go in the Mobile Development or Mobile Applications Forums? I don't do mobile, but have seen posts from folks interested in volunteering their time.

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Postby jdlessley » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:23 pm

Thank you for the recommendation davesudweeks. I moved the thread from the Ideas and Suggestions forum in Community Discussions to the Mobile Applications forum.
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