Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Mobile and apps/Fix throbber problem on mobile view

Fix throbber problem on mobile view

  • Problem: On some pages containing graphs, when viewed in the Android app, the loading wheel continuously spins and does not go away. I don't know why it is there but it seems there is a problem.
  • Proposed solution:
  • Who would benefit: mobile view users
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T299536, phab:T299538
  • Proposer: Javiermes (talk) 04:01, 17 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Javiermes, thanks for submitting a proposal. Could you share more details, like on what page you experience this, what OS, what app/browser and its version you're using? I'd like to clarify if the problem is only on your side. SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 13:07, 17 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for answering! One of the pages in which I saw the throbber is (estadísticas) I use the Android App. Javiermes (talk) 15:14, 17 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm assuming you are referring to the graph ? The graph is an interactive element which is dynamically loaded upon demand (to save on resource usage). —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 15:22, 17 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I refer to the bar graph. So, the throbber has to stay over the bars all the time? Javiermes (talk) 18:19, 17 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No, but I guess the mobile apps (iOS doesn't even show the loader animation at all) simply do not support the graphs and have no good fallback. Definitely something that should be fixed, I have created a ticket for this problem. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 16:06, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much TheDJ!! Javiermes (talk) 10:30, 21 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  •   Support Baah Thomas (talk) 12:59, 30 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --Ciao • Bestoernesto 16:24, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I can relate. Sometimes, on my Edge, it says "Enter search term" in a little white box in the center of the screen forever. It's so annoying to have to close the tab and re-open a new one, especially because my computer is a tad bit slow. I would assume mobile viewers feel the same. InterstateFive (talk) 20:21, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   SupportTheDJ (talkcontribs) 17:55, 7 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]