WikiProjectMed:App/Get involved

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Creation steps

Article list is built from this for Wikipedia. List is build from this for MDWiki. The two are than merged.

Currently contains:

  • WikiProject_Women's_health_articles
  • WikiProject_Microbiology_articles
  • WikiProject_Physiology_articles
  • WikiProject_Medicine_articles
  • WikiProject_Dentistry_articles
  • WikiProject_Anatomy_articles
  • WikiProject_Pharmacology_articles
  • WikiProject_Sanitation_articles

Future plans

  • add w:en:WP:MCB, WP:VetMed, WP:Neuroscience
  • Remove BLPs and companies
  • download better quality images when clicked on
  • ability to add larger pictures than thumbnail
  • ability to save data to an sd card
  • allow direct sharing between phones (asked on 2016 community wishlist)

Possible data collection

1) A CSV file of the date by the number of downloads of each app 2) For the viewing of content right from the harddrive a) Product loaded b) Number of page views of that product c) Terms searched for which returns zero results

Launching a language

A number of translations are needed plus a logo.

Intro page


Wiki Med
Offline Medical Wikipedia

Like Wikipedia all content here is open access, meaning that it is free to download, reuse, share, and build upon. If you like this app and are interested in helping to make it better, please join us. Keep in mind that this is volunteer-generated content. While we try our best to make it as accurate as possible, it is not perfect. Thus we request that you use common sense.

Old intro

  • Old here.
  • Partly machine translated here. Just substitute the language code.

Android app details

Title: Medical Wikipedia (Offline)

Sub-Title: Healthcare articles available offline, everywhere, for free!

Description: Wikipedia's Offline Medical Encyclopedia is the biggest collection of healthcare articles on Android. It includes medical, anatomy, medication, and sanitation articles. If you are in the developing world without access to the Internet or on a boat in the middle of nowhere you can now access one of the foremost and up-to-date medical dictionary, for free. Perfect for community health workers, doctors, medical students, and those simply interested in health. Also available in a number of other languages with ongoing efforts to expand the selection.

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Intro pages

Get involved

The app is open source which means that you can view its source code and build derivatives off it. You can do so by:

  1. first setting up Kiwix as described here
  2. downloading the .zim file of the language you'd like to have from here (for English that's wikipedia_en_medicine_2016-11.zim as an example)
  3. following the instructions under "Steps to build a Custom App" in the readme