[pmwiki-users] Stand alone wiki on an Android device ?

Monte Padget m_padget at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 18 08:05:49 CDT 2017

I'm not sure if this fits, but I have currently a free account on 000webhost and have an installed and running instance of PmWiki running with a few Cookbook Recipes. With the responsive Skin, it works in the browser on my iPhone.

From: pmwiki-users <pmwiki-users-bounces at pmichaud.com> on behalf of Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr>
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2017 5:19 PM
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Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] Stand alone wiki on an Android device ?

A few years ago I've tried installing a PHP server and PmWiki on Android
but wasn't lucky enough to get it to work.

I've used WikiAndPad, a free/open source standalone wiki:


WikiAndPad - wiki notebook for Android<http://wikidpad.sourceforge.net/WikiAndPad.html>
WikiAndPad is (planned to become) WikidPad's little brother for Android. WikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists ...

TBH I didn't use it as a wiki but as a reference. It was easy enough to
convert a large data set -- more than 10K full medication notices (every
medication sold in France) -- to the format of that software and make it
possible to find a medicine with the lightning fast built-in search (by
title only) and read the full notice. It performed reasonably well for
several months then simply broke and nothing, even purging and
reinstalling, couldn't bring it back to life. It was in Alpha and I had
no time to investigate so I moved on.

Both these should have improved since then and are worth reviewing.

About offline PmWiki on a mobile device, there is Dr Toolbox, a learning
resource for medical students built on a _highly_ customized PmWiki
installation. It has an Android and an iOS "offline apps", that download
the wiki content to the device and make it available for reading and
searching even offline. Editing is not yet possible from the mobile


Dr Toolbox offline app | Dr Toolbox<https://www.dr-toolbox.com/Main/App>
When your device becomes online, the App reconnects to the server and is updated to the latest version. You need: A recent iOS™ or Android™ device.

If someone is interested, I can provide support and develop mobile apps
for another PmWiki-based project (for hire), please contact me


Change log     :  http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ChangeLog

PmWiki | PmWiki / ChangeLog<http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ChangeLog>
See the cookbook recent changes page for additional updates and activity by other developers, or join the PmWiki mailing lists to discuss feature development with us.

Release notes  :  http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ReleaseNotes

PmWiki | PmWiki / Release Notes<http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ReleaseNotes>
Version 2.2.98 (2017-05-31) This version adds a new skin that is better adaptable to both large and small screens, desktop and mobile devices (touchscreens).

If you upgrade :  http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Upgrades

PmWiki | PmWiki / Upgrades<http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Upgrades>
PmWiki is designed to make it easy to upgrade the PmWiki software without affecting your existing data files or installation. For most upgrades, you simply copy the ...

On 2017-07-17 21:35, Chuck Dee wrote:
> I use Ema Personal Wiki for my needs on Android.  Syncs to dropbox as
> plain
> text files and there is a windows application.  And it's open source.
> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.janwillemboer.ema


Ema Personal Wiki - Android Apps on Google Play<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.janwillemboer.ema>
Fantastic, simple, fast Among my most useful apps. And fast. 5 stars because it's best in class, though far from perfect. I guess wiki editors aren't that ...

> https://github.com/janwillemb/Ema-Personal-Wiki


GitHub - janwillemb/Ema-Personal-Wiki: Get yourself a wiki ...<https://github.com/janwillemb/Ema-Personal-Wiki>
Ema Personal Wiki is a notebook with linkable pages for tracking your ideas, information, todo lists, tasks, bookmarks, projects, notes, brainstorms - in short, your ...

> http://jwbs-blog.blogspot.com/2010/09/ema-personal-wiki-for-android-and.html


JWB's blog: Ema Personal Wiki for Android (and Windows)<http://jwbs-blog.blogspot.com/2010/09/ema-personal-wiki-for-android-and.html>
Ema Personal Wiki is a notebook with linkable pages for tracking your ideas, information, todo lists, tasks, bookmarks, projects, notes, brainstorms - in ...

> Works very well for my uses.
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 7:01 AM, Will Langford <unfies at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Did a tiny bit of work on this.. not a whole lot.
>> Not wanting to spend even $2 on a webserver, was looking at free
>> stuff.
>> ----
>> "Server for PHP" is free, but pmwiki don't work apparently.  Has no
>> ads
>> though, which is nice and kinda makes it preferred heh.
>> pmwiki.php - Call to undefined function crypt() in pmwiki.php line 480
>> I kinda don't understand how that error is even possible heh. Aint
>> crypt()
>> a built in?!
>> ----
>> "Palapa Web Server" is free, and might work.  It has ads on it's
>> status
>> screen though, which is irksome.
>> Based on lighthttpd.
>> Extracting the wiki to it and browsing to it yielded a permissions
>> problem
>> on wiki.d ... restarting the server seemed to fix it.  During the
>> restart,
>> also added pmwiki.php to it's list of "index" files.  Was able to edit
>> Main/Homepage without drama.
>> Copied over sample-config.php, renamed it, set the script/pub url's
>> and
>> wiki / site name.  Seems okay.  Haven't tried uploads yet.  Haven't
>> done
>> any the rewrite rules stuff for clean url's etc.
>> -unfy / Will
>> On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 4:45 PM, Edwin Marte <edwin.marte at leidba.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello William,
>>> I haven't tried that but I think the idea is interesting and could be
>>> very useful. I did a quick search and found a few options that may o
>>> may
>>> not work. Pmwiki only needs  a php server as far as I understand so
>>> we have Ultil
>>> Server
>>> <https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.icecoldapps.ultiserver&hl=en>,
>>> Droidphp <http://droidphp.github.io/> and here there is a good
>>> tutorial
>>> <http://blog.laptopmag.com/android-web-server>.
>>> I haven't tested none of them but I surely sometimes during this week
>>> will try Ultil Server.
>>> I hope this helps and looking forward to see your results
>>> On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 2:48 PM, William Langford <unfies at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> 'lo,
>>>> First, a LONG preface.  Six months ago I bought an android based
>>>> tablet.  It's a nice Yoga 2 from Lenovo.  Not bottle barrel atom
>>>> processor,
>>>> 1080p screen, 20+ hours of battery life, 2 weeks of stand by time
>>>> (or
>>>> something).  The hardware seems to fit my base desires for a tablet
>>>> just
>>>> fine (save maybe the fact that it doesn't have a stylus holder).
>>>> The thing is, I still can't find a practical use for the thing.  I
>>>> have
>>>> no desire to use it as a media consumption device (see also:
>>>> youtube,
>>>> netflix, facebook, etc).  I don't really "skype" or whatever a lot
>>>> either.
>>>> I do have an electronics workbench with a nice DSO and stuff... so
>>>> I've
>>>> naturally downloaded some electronics related apps (formulas,
>>>> resistor
>>>> codes, etc).  Also grabbed the thread pitch tool cause... I dunno.
>>>> Lastly,
>>>> Xodo so that I can draw on (pdf) schematics while assembling boards
>>>> or
>>>> whatever.
>>>> Buuuutttt... it's still of limited use.
>>>> Found something called "UrForms" which seems to be a slapped
>>>> together
>>>> front end for working with sqlite databases.  Now we're getting
>>>> slightly
>>>> more useful.  I've created some basic "forms" (aka tables?) for
>>>> listing
>>>> some stuff I own, some stuff I want, etc. Sadly, the interface is a
>>>> bit
>>>> lacking.
>>>> ----
>>>> Getting to the point.
>>>> Why the )!(Q*%)(* just not run PmWiki on the thing ?  I really do
>>>> love /
>>>> use pmwiki for a lot of things already.  As a semi-personal database
>>>> of
>>>> sorts it makes sense!
>>>> I want it self contained within the tablet without internet
>>>> connectivity
>>>> required.  I've looked at the Standalone and WikiOnAStick cookbook,
>>>> and
>>>> neither really suit my needs.
>>>> Has anyone done a PmWiki install running from an Android device ?
>>>> Was there a particular web server / setup they liked working with ?
>>>> Any warnings / pit falls ?
>>>> I don't think I've got root on the tablet, btw.
>>>> Any thoughts on accessing from outside the device  (such as
>>>> http://tablet:4242/wiki/ ... or somehow having a different webserver
>>>> access the files on the tablet somehow) ?  Being able to access the
>>>> wiki
>>>> from a computer would be handy (see also: bigger screen / better
>>>> keyboard,
>>>> etc) ?
>>>> In the coming weeks, I'll prolly go about making this happen on my
>>>> own -
>>>> and will either report back here or make a 'cookbook' out of it
>>>> (even if
>>>> just documentation ?).
>>>> -Will / unfy

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