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Integrate the app fully with the Content Service.
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  • Summary
  • Rationale
  • Success Metrics
  • External Dependencies
  • Unknowns
  • Product Plan
    • Prototyping
    • MVP
    • User stories
    • User Story Phab Tickets
    • Metrics Implementation
    • Metrics Phab Tickets
    • Estimates
    • Delivery Date

Summary / Rationale

Now that the Content Service is fully operational, it's time for the Android app to lead by example in integrating with it for fetching article content. This will provide numerous benefits (including faster load times), and will motivate other teams to adopt the Service.

Goal Visibility

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Success Metrics

Without committing to a specific number, this should at the very least decrease the overall time it takes for the app to fetch the article content, as well as decrease the actual number of network requests that the app makes. The success metric can be based on the raw amount of mobile data used by the app (based on an A/B test of using the Content Service versus the current API).

External Dependencies

This will depend on the Content Service being able to handle ever-increasing loads, which has not yet been fully tested.



Product Plan


No prototypes are required, since this doesn't impact the appearance of articles, and instead focuses on performance.


The article should load exactly the same way as is has before, except faster.

Metrics Implementation

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Timeline Estimate

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Prototyping1 week
User Testing2 weeks
Mockups2 weeks
Development2 weeks
Beta Testing1 week

Delivery Estimate


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Dbrant created this task.Oct 14 2015, 3:49 PM
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Dbrant closed this task as Resolved.Feb 11 2016, 4:03 PM
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