Commons mobile app is an app to easily upload pictures from any Android device.
The Commons app is maintained as open source on Github, we are always looking for developers and testers.
We need your help: please monitor uploads
Recently uploaded files can be seen:
- As a live RSS feed of pictures
- As a live textual list
- As a gallery updated once per day
- As a query for developers
- All files uploaded from the Android app
- All files uploaded from the iOS app
- Current deletion requests
- Users whose first upload was via the mobile app (then you can check contributions by entering a username in this tool)
Becoming an official patroller
If you have more than 1000 contributions on Commons (check), please ask for the patroller permission (just follow the simple instructions in the yellow box). That will allow your patrolling to overlap less with other patrollers, as explained at Commons:Patrol.
- Files uploaded via the Commons Android app are in use at more than 18,000 places on Wikipedia (real-time count)
- Histogram showing the number of uploads per week
Examples of pictures uploaded via the Commons Android app:
This app started as an official Wikimedia app, before being abandoned in 2014 to focus on the Wikipedia app. As a result, this app is now maintained by volunteers.
The app is currently used across the world to upload about 30 new pictures per day (List of pictures uploaded in the last 24 hours). Some of them have been recognized as "Valued Images" and "Quality Images".
In May 2016, after following the Developing an official app procedure, the Android app's maintainer Nicolas Raoul signed a contract with WMF allowing the app to use the official Wikimedia Commons name and logo.
Since September 2016, Josephine Lim is the maintainer of the app.
This app has never been responsible for any copyvio/selfie-pocalypse
Please note that the selfie-pocalypse frequently mentioned in association with mobile uploads was solely caused by the mobile web interface (now deprecated). The current active mobile app available is a native Android app. The two are inherently very different and have different workflows. Mobile websites are just accessed via browser whereas native apps need to be downloaded by the user, and native apps allow development of features that would not be possible with mobile websites.
All pictures uploaded via the app get patrolled by the app's team, all copyright violations and undesirable images get deleted quickly. These are the stats for the current Android app's uploads vs deletes, as you can see about 95% of uploaded files are good.