If you should remember three things from this report, what should these be?
Up up up, we go up. Be it the desktop versions, the increase in downloads reflects both an increased visibility on our side, as well as a sustained demand when it comes to accessing offline contents.
Another interesting takeaway is that from what we could see, different countries use different platforms, with mobile being particularly strong in India and Asia, generally speaking. Kiwix was downloaded more than a million times from 241 countries and territories in 2016 (including the Vatican and Antarctica, apparently), with 80% of volumes in the Global South.
Overall, Mobile Kiwix really has taken off - with our new custom apps like Wikimed being having quickly found their audience, particularly on the Indian subcontinent. The portable medical encyclopedia ended 2016 with almost 100,000 downloads.
Our plans for 2017
Besides improvements to the engine and design, we also plan to add new content:
- Wiktionary App
- Khan Academy videos
If you can code, draw, speak in tongues and want to volunteer a bit of your time, do reach out. We are a nice bunch, but it would be even nicer with you.