New Readers/Industry analysis

Industry analysis edit

Offline Wikimedia content edit

Fully offline edit

There are a number of hardware, software, and content providers working on distributing Wikipedia content offline throughout the world. This deck (also embedded on this page) examines this industry from a few different perspectives for a fuller understanding.

It's possible that there are more offline offerings or distributors - please let us know if you're aware of any and we will add them.

Partially offline edit
  • The Wikipedia Apps have a "save for later" feature that allows users to bookmark articles. Those articles are later available offline, but can't be shared.
  • Downloading content.
  • PDF
  • Wikibooks
  • Screenshots
  • Progressive web apps
  • Prototypes
  • RFC for an API driven frontend

Other affordability work edit

There are many other NGOs, companies, and governments around the world working on providing affordable internet access. We'll collect information here about what else we learn about.

Other offline support edit

Offline sharing edit

  • Sideloading
  • Xender allows device-to-device transfering of files (pictures, videos, music, documents, apps). It works 1:1 or 1:many. Available for Android, iOS, and Windows phones.
  • SHAREit (by Lenovo)
  • ShareApp
  • P2P
  • WebRTC based p2p frameworks WebCDN: browser based, researchy, needs coordinator server to establish contact (not fully offline)