Earlier today we launched a unified FANDOM App for iOS, a major update to our flagship app. This app unites wiki, editorial, and Discussions content into one single experience — giving fans easy access to everything available for a specific fandom like Star Wars, 13 Reasons Why, or Fortnite. The Android version will quickly follow this July.

Let's take a quick look at the app and how it will continue to evolve throughout the year.

Making Communities Accessible

All the types of content on FANDOM play a vital role in the Fan Journey. People are fans of many topics, so making the full array of communities and content types accessible in the FANDOM App will be key to creating an even better mobile experience for your community.

With the unified FANDOM App, one of the biggest changes is the ability to follow an entire fandom and all of its content, rather than just following news topics. This means you can access fandoms that:

  • have communities and Discussions matched to an appropriate editorial news topic, like Marvel Database matching to the Marvel news topic,
  • have a standalone community without a dedicated FANDOM news topic,
  • have a standalone editorial topic, like Games, that does not have a single community mapped to it

When users follow and dive into a particular fandom, they will have quick access to all of the available content inside of that fandom and can choose which content types they want to explore. Wiki content appears similar to the web layout, bringing more consistency to the mobile experience.

Some news-related content is currently only available in English, but we will keep you posted on any language updates.

Your User Profile

The unified FANDOM App includes a user profile so you can personalize your experience. In addition to the typical username, avatar, and biography, there is a menu option for your ‘Recent Activity’ and ‘Your Fandoms’.

When ‘Your Fandoms’ is selected, you will see a list of your followed fandoms with the ability to remove or change the content language of the wiki within them.

Introducing Even More Wikis

The initial launch of the unified FANDOM App only includes the 800+ wiki communities that are already represented with a Community App, but we will be introducing wikis at a much larger scale in the near future.

The inclusion of more wikis dramatically increases the number of fandoms a user can explore or follow, so we have introduced a search filter on the topic selection screen when you open the app for the first time and on the fandom discovery screen.

FANDOM app introducing more wikis

The existing iOS Community Apps will be retired and replaced by the iOS unified FANDOM App. Our Android Community Apps will still be supported and available in the Play Store after the Android unified FANDOM App is released later this year. All users who open an Android Community App will receive a prompt to download the FANDOM App, so they are aware that they can access all Community App content across different fandoms in a single app.

Is There More to Come?

There’s always more to come! This is only the beginning of this new, unified app. In the future we plan to explore theming options for different fandoms and communities, as well as other ways to contribute.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the unified FANDOM App, post a comment below and we’ll answer it!

User-Mira Laime

Mira Laime Fandom Staff

Mira Laime is a Community Manager and Support Team member at FANDOM. She loves games (on a screen as well as on a table), baking and CrossFit. Her number one fandom is The Lord of the Rings, and she used to pass notes written in the Elven script Tengwar to her best friend during high school.
Want to stay up to date on the latest feature releases and news from Fandom?
Click here to follow the Fandom staff blog.

Interested in learning more about community management on Fandom?
Click here to view our community management blog.

Would you like insights on wiki building and usability?
Read through our Best Practices guides for keeping your community growing and healthy.
Want to get real-time access to fellow editors and staff?
Join our Official Discord server for registered editors!
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.