If you are an admin of your community, then it is especially important for you to know that approximately half of the visits across Wikia are coming from mobile devices. To support that mobile traffic, Wikia is creating iOS and Android apps that focus exclusively on individual communities.
Curating your App
The Curated Main Page tool allows admins to specify content that will be linked on the Community App's main page, as well as the main page seen by visitors on mobile web browsers.
Every Community App contains an info page, which provides an image and about section for the wikia. This is pulled from the Special:Promote page. To ensure this looks great on the app, make sure your Special:Promote page is filled out and contains a high resolution image.
Promoting your Community App
To ensure the success of this app, we highly recommend that you take a moment to tell your users about it. We recommend the following ways to spread the word:
- Community Corner message - Found at MediaWiki:Community_Corner on your respective communities. This will send an admin message to all users on your community.
- Highlighted Forum post - Found at Special:Forum, this will send a notification to all users on your community.
We highly encourage you to include links to your particular Community Apps. Approximately half of your users are already participating through their mobile devices. This optimizes their experience, makes them happier, and increases your wikia's visibility.