Commons:Mobile app

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The Wikimedia Foundation mobile apps team is working on an official Wikimedia Commons mobile app for Android and iOS. See mw:Apps/Commons for current development info and source code. You can file bugs using the Bugzilla Component 'Commons app'.

A beta release of the Android version is available on the Google Play store. An iOS version is available in the iTunes App Store. Both will continue to be updated with new features and bug fixes.

Please feel free to contact the mobile team with questions and suggestions, especially about ways to enable good communication between uploaders and people doing content curation.

Features[edit]

The iOS and Android versions will eventually reach feature parity, but right now the Android version has more features than the web one. They both use appropriate Commons conventions, such as using {{Information}} templates and adding for uncategorized images.

Android[edit]

  1. Persistent Login
  2. Shows all your current contributions, lets you browse through them
  3. Upload a single file by taking a picture with the camera
  4. Upload a single file by picking an image you had already taken from your phone (Gallery picks up pictures on your Phone / Picasa, Dropbox also reported to work)
  5. Upload a single file by using 'share' from an external application (a sketching application, a gallery application, or a camera application) to Commons
  6. Upload a large number of files with easy sequential naming (and individual renaming) by selecting them all and using the 'Share' feature from a gallery application.
  7. Add categories for your uploads while you are uploading them
  8. Send feedback to the WMF Mobile team via a small menu item

iOS[edit]

  1. Persistent Login
  2. Shows all your current contributions, lets you browse through them
  3. Upload a single file by taking a picture with the camera
  4. Upload a single file by picking an image you had already taken from your phone (Gallery picks up pictures on your Phone / Picasa, Dropbox also reported to work)

Screenshots[edit]


Video Demo[edit]

Current beta iOS app as of 2013-04-15:


Identifying mobile uploads[edit]

Mobile uploads will use the template Template:Uploaded from Mobile which will add categories such as:

See also:

You can also use the Mobile Reportcard to track upload statistics.