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How hard would it be to create a mobile version of Wookieepedia, kind of like Wapedia?
I can't count the number of times I've been sitting in a Starbucks or elsewhere, reading a Star Wars novel, whenever I see a character and think, "Where have I seen them before?" But, alas, the only digital equipment I have with me is my PDA! I try in vain to access Wookieepedia's main page, but it refuses to render in any usable format. I cry out in anguish and despair (and usually get thrown out of the coffee shop at this point).
It's been a while since I've dabbled in web development, though, so I'm not entirely sure of the amount of effort involved. —dusty_duster 17:49, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
Is it primarily the Main Page that's a problem? Do regular articles show up fine? Do things look better with the monobook skin? —Silly Dan(talk) 20:21, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
The Main Page and all articles are completely FUBARed on just about every PDA/mobile device. Not only is the formatting completely incompatible with XHTML browsers (like Blazer on Palm devices), but most of the article pages exceed the ~1 MB limit imposed by many mobile browsers. Wapedia gets around this by using a vastly simplified Main Page/Search Page and splitting up large articles into multiple pages, preventing that page-size limit from being crossed. Apparently, Wapedia is somehow generated from the standard Wikipedia's entries, including info boxes and images. I'm just wondering if there's any way we can do this with Wookieepedia (or even all Wikia sites in general). Perhaps we should collaborate with Wikia? — dusty_duster 20:37, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
I have been editing Wookieepedia from my phone since I became a member. In fact, most of my edits are done in this manner. My original phone was a "Motorla Q". I switched about six months ago to the "Palm Treo 800". Both phones displayed Wookieepedia superbly; I personally feel that the Motorola Q's display is better, because the screen was wider that its replacement. Editing, however, is far superior on the Palm, due to one critical factor: touchscreen.—Tommy(Nine two eight one) 12:28, 2 April 2009 (UTC)