[Wikireader] Fwd: [openmoko-announce] WikiReader

Manuel Schneider manuel.schneider at wikimedia.ch
Wed Oct 14 09:39:57 EDT 2009

Hi SJ,

thanks for this information. Here in Germany there is a high coverage in the 
news today.

I was in contact with Sean Moss-Pultz and Christopher Hall about the 
implementation of openZIM on their device. Tomasz made the contact.

Unfortunately after an enthusiastic start of the discussion I didn't hear for 
a longt ime from Sean and his folks. So I wonder what happened in meantime.

Maybe Tomasz or Eric could update us.



Am Mittwoch, 14. Oktober 2009 00:01:33 schrieb Samuel Klein:
> For those of you not following the openmoko and wikimedia lists: the
> Open Moko team have come out with a pocket Wikipedia reader, which
> works as an appliance -- it's not designed to do anything but browse a
> static text snapshot of WP, with a touchscreen and boasting a >100-hr
> ("one year of regular use") battery life.
> They could use some layout guidance, but it's certainly a neat idea
> and implementation.
> SJ
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org>
> Date: Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 5:41 PM
> 2009/10/13 Steven Walling <steven.walling at gmail.com>:
> > From the demo video TechCrunch did, it looks like they are doing
> > filtering which you can turn on selectively.
> My understanding is that it's a simple keyword filter, so I wouldn't
> expect too much from it.
> We've played with the product during its development and connected
> them with some people in the community; the last versions I've seen
> don't have most of the early bugs anymore, though there's still plenty
> of room for improvement as well. It remains to be seen whether it can
> be commercially successful, but it's still nice to see alternative
> approaches to distributing free content. I've put up a blog post about
> it here:
> http://blog.wikimedia.org/2009/10/13/openmoko-launches-wikireader/
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