[Mediawiki-api-announce] [ANNOUNCEMENT] REST API /page/mobile-text endpoint deprecation

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[Mediawiki-api-announce] [ANNOUNCEMENT] REST API /page/mobile-text endpoint deprecation

Marko Obrovac
Hello,

The mobile-text endpoint~[1] was introduced in the REST API as an experiment in the early days of the Mobile-Content-Service~[2] to provide page content optimised for use in very lightweight mobile clients. The route was an experiment towards a new-generation lite app, initially targeted for low-powered, older Android devices. The idea was to use native Android UI components to show the page contents instead of in a WebView; alas, it was quickly surpassed by a new set of mobile-sections endpoints~[3].

The route is not maintained, there are no plans to use it within the WMF and according to our metrics the endpoint is not used by the community. Therefore,  as part of the effort to consolidate the useful endpoints and focus on new features, we have decided to deprecate the route and remove it on May, 1st 2017.

If you’re using the endpoint, please use the alternative mobile-sections endpoints~[3,4,5] instead. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reply to this e-mail or contact the Wikimedia Services Team~[6].

Cheers,
Marko Obrovac, PhD
Senior Services Engineer
Wikimedia Foundation



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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] REST API /page/mobile-text endpoint deprecation

Marko Obrovac
Hello,

Just a reminder that this will happen on 2017-05-08. If you have code that is using the /page/mobile-text end point, please update it this week.

Cheers,
Marko Obrovac, PhD
Senior Services Engineer
Wikimedia Foundation


On 23 February 2017 at 18:23, Marko Obrovac <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello,

The mobile-text endpoint~[1] was introduced in the REST API as an experiment in the early days of the Mobile-Content-Service~[2] to provide page content optimised for use in very lightweight mobile clients. The route was an experiment towards a new-generation lite app, initially targeted for low-powered, older Android devices. The idea was to use native Android UI components to show the page contents instead of in a WebView; alas, it was quickly surpassed by a new set of mobile-sections endpoints~[3].

The route is not maintained, there are no plans to use it within the WMF and according to our metrics the endpoint is not used by the community. Therefore,  as part of the effort to consolidate the useful endpoints and focus on new features, we have decided to deprecate the route and remove it on May, 1st 2017.

If you’re using the endpoint, please use the alternative mobile-sections endpoints~[3,4,5] instead. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reply to this e-mail or contact the Wikimedia Services Team~[6].

Cheers,
Marko Obrovac, PhD
Senior Services Engineer
Wikimedia Foundation




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