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Thank you for helping test the app! Do leave feedback here, and we'll respond on the page itself. YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 20:57, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Extra parameters[edit]

I just downloaded the app and uploaded one picture from my phone gallery. See image here. It appears a template was added, but incompletely (note the date parameters that appear in text form). Just an FYI. Thanks! I am so excited for this app! --Another Believer (talk) 21:26, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

This one too. I made edits to both pages following uploading, but only related to categories and none specifically related to the date template. --Another Believer (talk) 03:50, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
It seems to add the date OK, but inserts extra }} inbetween template parameters. See File:Laser cut ship model.jpeg Andy Dingley (talk) 02:00, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
It's a bug! I'm on it, should be fixed before next release. Tracked at https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47380. YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 16:17, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. --Another Believer (talk) 00:52, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
I just got this fixed. Should be up in the play store before end of the week. Thanks! YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 20:11, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Login?[edit]

Can we log in? If so, how? Jojalozzo (talk) 18:41, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Hello! Yes, it should ask you to log in the first time you open the app. Is that not happening for you? YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 16:29, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Image preview after selection from existing photos[edit]

After picking an existing photo to upload, we should see the full image under the title/description fields. Currently the selected image is in the background and hard to see. The default Gallery app on Android only shows cropped square thumbnails, so I'm not sure if the photo I picked is the best of several similar images unless I see can it clearly. --Pmsyyz (talk) 03:08, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Filed at https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47460. Will be fixed in the next release. Thanks for the feedback :) YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 16:17, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Upload percentage indicator[edit]

I tried uploading a photo. It seemed to work. There was a notification saying it was being uploaded. When I clicked on it, it took me to my list of photos, with the photo there at the top, but I don't see it in my contributions list on the website. Maybe it is still uploading? The notification should stick around and show a percentage complete like Facebook and Flickr apps. --Pmsyyz (talk) 03:32, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Hello! Can you tell me what version of Android you are using? And did the photo show up on your contributions in the site eventually? YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 16:17, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
Android 4.2.2 on a Nexus 4. The image has not shown up in my contributions. I tried again on WiFi by clicking the image in my list, it said it was uploading it and had a progress bar. The progress bar completed, but the photo still hasn't shown up in my contributions or file list. --Pmsyyz (talk) 01:21, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Same problem here : Upload seems to work, pic appears in the apps stream, but if you check closely, you will see that there is an undisclosed error, and the pic has not been downloaded.
Phone is Samsung Galaxy S3, Android is Samsung Official Rom (4.1.2), photo has been taken with phone camera app.
If more details are needed, just ask. Zeugma fr (talk) 12:39, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
One more note : GPS tagging is enabled on my phone. Zeugma fr (talk) 12:51, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
remove data cache, remove app, reinstall seems to work. --Zeugma fr (talk) 11:48, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Lost EXIF data?[edit]

Faebot seem unhappy [1] Andy Dingley (talk) 10:04, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Hmm, that's weird. What phone / OS version are you using? And can you check the same photo in your Gallery to see if it actually has EXIF? YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 16:18, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
Ah, I think I see what's happened. This is a photo that was first uploaded to Facebook. The phone's an Android (a Samsung Galaxy SIII). With the Android Facebook app, it just _loves_ to slurp up any permitted FB content and make it appear on my phone, including stuffing the phone's Gallery with any FB photos. The image I selected to upload to Commons was the copy from FB, not the one from the phone. Although it seems to have read the image date OK (maybe just from a file timestamp), it was FB that lost the EXIF data, not the Commons app. Not helped by the pervasive "one big happy cloud" UI style these days.
I'm not sure what Category:Mobile uploads lacking EXIF data for camera is even for. Andy Dingley (talk) 16:49, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

A few comments[edit]

I've been using this app over the last few weeks on my Nexus 4 phone and have found it to be excellent. The user interface is very simple and effective and I like the way it integrates with the gallery app (I'm new to Android, so this may not be as innovative as I think! The uploads are also fast and there seems to be no loss of quality. The only thing which needs work is the categorisation page when which appears when you upload photos - the section of this where you search for categories tends to get lost due to the much greater prominence of the 'skip this step' option, and the search functionality isn't great (though this probably reflects the not-good status of Commons' search function in general). Nick-D (talk) 11:19, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! We're working on making categorization back - soon making a 'list of recently used categories' the default view and de-emphasizing the 'skip' part. There's also a graph at http://mobile-reportcard.wmflabs.org/ that shows how many uploads are being uncategorized - it's currently at around 20%, so not too bad, I think :) YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 16:28, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
When I upload photos from my phone I tend to drop them into a single easy-to-find category, and then add a proper category structure to the file when I get home. A list of recently used categories by the uploader would be excellent. Nick-D (talk) 22:55, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
Ditto. I tend to add additional categories when I get home. (I also add the uploaded images to my gallery subpages.) Recently found categories would help, as would the ability to upload more than one image at the same time. I tend to take multiple photographs at one location--it would be nice to add the same categories for all images at once. Perhaps mass upload would not be used frequently by mobile users, though. --Another Believer (talk) 00:56, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Mass upload actually already exists! You can select multiple images in your phone's gallery and 'share' to the Commons app. It lets you name them and mass categorize them. It's not the easiest to find, we're looking for ways to make that better :) YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 14:34, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the info--I'll try to check it out! --Another Believer (talk) 16:14, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Short feedback to Android app[edit]

I successfully uploaded my first file with the Android app. User interface is well designed and easy to handle. Are GPS data integrated to the photos? I've activated GPS on my smartphone but the GPS data are not included (maybe reasonable as default due to privacy issues). At the first glance I suggest following improvements:

  • Advanced preferences where app user can mark by checkbox which EXIF data are transmitted. At the moment it look likes as if all EXIF are transmitted which could be a privacy problem.
  • I had a typo with categories on my first upload. I would suggest do add a warning when an entered category is not yet created. Especially novice smartphone Commoners will usually not want to create new categories.
  • It should become clearer that the Title is the future filename of the upload. Otherwise it looks like a duplicate of the description field
  • In the future it could be interesting to add editing facilities on already uploaded files. E.g. an interface for categorie (like HotCat) could be useful and a tool to geolocate uploaded files (like Geolocator) in combination with OSM and/or Google Maps/Earth

All in all great work, especially for those who are not as familiar with Commons. Assuming that future (more serious) compact cameras increasingly run on Android and have WiFi and 3G this app has a promising future.

Keep on developing! --Tuxyso (talk) 11:26, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Samsung Galaxy S[edit]

I have a pretty standard Samsung phone using a FROYO build of Android, the Galaxy S / GT-I9000. This was the first in the S series, which is now up to S III I think. Anyway, I get an immediate "Your device isn't compatible with this version" on Google Play, which seems disappointing for a relatively standard sort of phone. Is it just a failure to put the phone type on the list, or an actual problem? Thanks -- (talk) 22:02, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately we haven't been able to make the app work on Froyo (Android 2.2); it requires Gingerbread (Android 2.3) or higher. It looks like more recent versions of Android are available for your device via third-party releases like Cyanogenmod, but it's up to you whether it's worth reflashing your phone. --brion (talk) 22:20, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
Shame, I'm not in any hurry to flash my phone, it's been fine for years and there is not only a danger of bricking it by going to the cyanogenmod, but it would be a time-sink to re-install/re-configure all the bells and whistles on my apps. -- (talk) 07:15, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Broken template[edit]

I just installed the app and uploaded a test file. Everything went well but after uploading the file page, the broken template had the following error.

== {{int:license-header}} ==
{{self|cc-by-sa-3.0}}

{{Uploaded from Mobile|platform=Android|version=1.0beta7}}
year=2013|month=April|day=25}}
[[Category:Sunsets]]
[[Category:Sunsets of the United States]]

Mlpearc Phone (powwow) 03:44, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Hello! We fixed this issue in the latest version, should be put up on the store by Monday. Apologies for the inconvenience, and thanks for the feedback! YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 03:57, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
Please, no apologies needed, I'm glad I could help. Thanx for the response. Mlpearc Phone

(powwow) 16:02, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

1.0beta8 for Android[edit]

1.0beta8 should appear in Google Play shortly, with some fixes and introduction of a recently-used categories list. Please let us know about any issues! --brion (talk) 19:34, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

iPhone app bug[edit]

I just installed the app on an iPhone 5. I logged in and now on the main app page all of my uploads are displayed twice. Refreshing does not fix the dupe display. Any idea how I can fix this? Thanks.--ukexpat (talk) 17:47, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Feedback 1.0beta8[edit]

Tried it last Sunday. My first impression(s):

  • Easy to use.
  • No possibility to select the type of license (e.g. CC-BY-SA or CC-BY).
  • Selection of categories should happen before upload.
  • Imho no need to display all uploaded pics (or only when WIFI is on).

-- Wo st 01 (talk / cont) 20:26, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

How to remove failed uploads?[edit]

 Not done

I have uploaded around 25 images using the app without problem. However, some of my first attempts resulted in failed uploads. When I open the app, these failed uploads remain at the top of my upload list. I am able to work around them, but is there a way to delete these failed uploads so that I do not have to see them every time I open the app? --Another Believer (talk) 22:14, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Dropbox bug[edit]

Image previews do not load when uploading photos directly from Dropbox. The photos themselves upload perfectly fine.

Sound[edit]

I hope this app will eventually be able to upload sound, as well as images - we have a dire need for more audio on Commons and Wikipedia. (What does a Volkswagen Beetle sound like? Or those church bells?) Is this planned? Andy Mabbett (talk) 18:23, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

So, small secret - the app actually sortof already supports Audio uploads. But it is reasonably well hidden, since it supports *only* uploading ogg files. So you need to 1. Find some other app that'll convert your recording to Ogg and then 2. Use the 'Share' feature to send it to the Commons app. It'll then proceed to upload it normally. We'll expose this better when Commons can accept non-ogg formats (or Android gets better support for encoding to Ogg, but patents, etc). YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 05:49, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, that's good to know, but what I would really like is a big red "record" button, so that I can record in ogg and upload, all in one app. Andy Mabbett (talk) 20:33, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes, that is what I want too :) But I don't see it happening right now, primarily for legal (patents) reasons :( YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 20:35, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Understood. Please read as "... what I would really like eventually is..." ;-) Andy Mabbett (talk) 20:37, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Minor point[edit]

I like this app - its great. It fit my need of being able to snap a picture and load it to commons with the barest minimum of effort whilst still leaving it well described. So when I have typed the file name ...... can this be entered as a start point for the description please? This would encourage me to get the filename as useful as possible so I didnt need to add much to the description. Ideally the app might even try to suggest cats based on geo positioning and the description I have typed. Good point from Andy above .... I'm going to see if it will do short videos. Victuallers (talk) 08:50, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

EXIF[edit]

Could the app capture the time from EXIF, as well as the date, please? And coordinates? Andy Mabbett (talk) 20:36, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

There's already a bot that picks out EXIF co-ordinates and puts them out with the proper location. It takes a day or so, though. And there is a bug for the EXIF thing. YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 20:40, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes, instant coords are an advantage of the desktop Upload Wizard. On the other hand the Wizard doesn't do compass headings; the bot does. Jim.henderson (talk) 20:45, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Hehe, yeah. And I don't intend on adding location myself until I've time to 'do it right', which would mean showing it to you on a map, letting you change it, 'tag' it based on Geo-Coords from another page, etc. YuviPanda (WMF) (talk) 03:06, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. The bug you mention is about cases where "the image was taken with the camera in the app"; to be clear, I was referring to images taken with the default camera app, where the date, but not time, is captured. Andy Mabbett (talk) 07:50, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
Adjusting (or inserting new) coords by point and click on map would be a great help, not only for pix but for articles. Jim.henderson (talk) 21:39, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Where to report bugs?[edit]

This is sort of a meta-bug, because it is unclear to me where one should report bugs about the Commons upload app (or any other WMF-sponsored app). I put a bug report about the Android Commons app on what looked like relevant mediawiki page but there's little activity there, and no acknowledgment of the issue. Would this page be a better place for it? Brianwc (talk) 15:23, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Figured this out myself: One should report bugs regarding the Commons App at the Bugzilla for the Commons App Brianwc (talk) 17:47, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Windows Phone[edit]

The app has been out for a few months now, and I think it'd be great if the mobile development team could refocus and build an app for Windows Phone users. The OS has already become the third-largest OS by popularity by some counts, and is tipped to catch up with iOS in the coming year. With phones like the Nokia Lumia 920 having the best camera ever integrated in a smartphone (better than some current digital cameras), then it'd be silly not to work on a Windows Phone app to upload beautiful pictures from. WP users are currently shunned, as the mobile site is dysfunctional and does not allow you to upload. So really, it's impossible to add photos to Commons from a Windows Phone right now. That should change. JamesA (talk) 14:30, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

That's one reason my tablet is Windows 8 RT and my phone is Android. Yeah, handling more diversity costs the kind of resources that are scarce at WMF, but I expect it eventually. Jim.henderson (talk) 21:57, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Compatible "high-end" Android cameras (with optical zoom)[edit]

What are the best optical zoom cameras that are compatible with this app? Are Samsung Galaxy Camera, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy NX or Nikon 800c compatible for shooting and instant upload to commons?--Kozuch (talk) 10:28, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

As usual, "best" in a tool depends on priorities. I expect, but do not know, that all the above will work the app properly. For me what's wrong with all the above except Galaxy S4 Zoom is that they aren't phones. That one doesn't exist yet, and will probably be high priced (or be locked into expensive serving companies) for some time. Galaxy NX also doesn't exist yet, is too big for my most used drive-by shooting method, and will be high priced forever. On the other hand, it has strap lugs on both ends. Few photographers care as much about that detail as I do. Nikon 800c is limited to an older Android version; I've become accustomed to Ver 4. On the whole I'm leaning more to Samsung Galaxy Camera than to Nikon 800c; the disadvantages of those two being decidedly less important than the rest, for my aims and methods. What I'd really like to know is how well their GPS performs under urban conditions, a question that few photographers even in Commons care much about. A reliable comparison, with and without aGPS and in other variant situations, could trump all else, for me. Jim.henderson (talk) 21:57, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Ah. My unfounded confidence that the Samsung Galaxy Camera will be compatible to our app has been shaken by a report that it doesn't work with Flickr's app, and doesn't work right with Instagram's. Mashable review of Galaxy Camera Jim.henderson (talk) 13:42, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

iPhone app confusion[edit]

This summer, I try the original iOS app. As a novice iPhone user I might have not found all the options to configure it, but after installation it took forever to download countless thumbnails of files I have uploaded over the years. Most of them not mine as I did a lot of watermark removal work and uploading of historical images. Right now each time I start the app it opens very depressing collection of holocaust images. Is there a way to only show uploads from mobile devices? --Jarekt (talk) 03:39, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Just for the records: confusion or not - this tool is massively misused for copyvio-uploads. Sad to say but it is the truth. --High Contrast (talk) 01:39, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Andriod mobile app not preventing duplicate uploads?[edit]

I'm currently working through a long list of duplicate files and I stumble over duplicate files uploaded via Android app far too often for my taste. Please ensure the're s a checksum verification prior to upload to compare vs existing or deleted files. See File:Falles 2013 - 44.jpeg for a recent example. --Denniss (talk) 09:58, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

The web one?[edit]

"Android version has more features than the web one." Is "iOS" intended, or am I failing to understand a more subtle point? Jim.henderson (talk) 13:19, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Feedback on Android[edit]

Hi,

I am not a mobile user. So for the first time, I used the Mobile App on a Samsung S4 to upload a few pictures. I am quite disappointed, to say the least. I stopped counting how many times the application crashed while uploading just a few pictures. Then in reviewing my uploads, I can't see the description or the license, the field is blank. Then I discovered that the Application does not check if the name already exists, and uploads over the old file without warning. Luckily I didn't upload over someone else files. Then the categories I choose were not included, and also no warning there. It is a bit less bad on a tablet, where I can read the description and the license, but I can't add any category.

Then at every crash, the application offers to send a feedback... by email, but without indicating which email it should be sent. Wouldn't be more efficient to send the feedback to appropriate system? Or you are afraid of being submerged under the number of reports?...

I wonder how a software in such a bad condition gets deployed... Now it is much easier than on the desktop, and I understand why we get so many useless pictures from mobile uploads. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:20, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

WMF fail[edit]

Not maintaining this very useful tool seems like a big fail to me. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 06:07, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Why is discontinued? No sense[edit]

At least let us use the App in its last version...--Coentor (talk) 22:00, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

I agree. Given that mobile phones are the dominant form of modern photography, this should have been an area the WMF invested in rather than walked away from. Nick-D (talk) 12:07, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
I also agree. Paucabot (talk) 09:36, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
As I understand it, similar functionality is being added to the official Wikipedia app. Some such thing is to be released in time for the October Openhousenewyork. As for what will be ready for that deadline, who knows? Jim.henderson (talk) 20:33, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
That would be good Nick-D (talk) 10:49, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
See for reference mailinglist April 2015, May 2015, mailinglist July 2015, mobile-list April 2015, Commons:Forum/Archiv/2015/July#Keine_App
and for background mailinglist September 2014, mobile-list September 2014
It would be terrible to see yet another selfies+copyvio-pocalypse turned on by the WMF mobile team. The upload results are very different, if you give the general Wikipedia mobile app an upload feature for the clueless (>90% selfies, logos, copyvios, trash) or if you give a Commons app to experienced users! --Atlasowa (talk) 11:54, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Looking at recent mobile uploads (User:Didym/Mobile_upload), they seem to come only(?) from Commons Reloaded iOS app, Category:Uploaded_with_Commons_Reloaded. --Atlasowa (talk) 12:04, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
One may hope that, if the feature takes the form of a menu item for "Send a picture to illustrate this article" then many of the clueless pictures would at least be roughly, automatically categorized.

Re-born![edit]

Example of a picture recently uploaded via the app

Hi all,

This app is too useful to be abandoned, so I compiled it and pushed it to Google Play:

I removed the WMF logos to avoid trademark issues. Cheers! Syced (talk) 01:48, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

@Syced: I am very happy to see this. Thank you and everyone else who put the time into forking the old app. Keegan (talk) 17:17, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
I do not like that the app shows some random subset of my many 1000s of uploads when staring. In my case it mostly shows some PD holocaust photographs I uploaded 6 years ago. Those photographs were not taken with an iPhone, and none was taken by me. So why display them? May be we can customize which images are shown? --Jarekt (talk) 03:37, 10 September 2015 (UTC)
Jarekt: I was also surprised by this feature! Could you please add an enhancement task about this at https://github.com/nicolas-raoul/apps-android-commons/issues ? Would you mind also recording other requests that have been made on this talk page (or on bugzilla/phabricator) and that are still applicable to the current app? Thanks for caring! Syced (talk) 07:21, 10 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for that @Syced: I had to upload a few photos from my iPhone and was surprised to say the least that the official app was no more... thanks for your work! --WikiKiwi (talk) 10:09, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
+1. Good work! @Syced, can you point me to the category that these uploads end up in? Is this File:Music Center at Strathmore - 4.jpeg from your "Upload to Commons" android app? Category:Uploaded with Mobile/Android is only for images uploaded using the official Wikimedia Commons app for Android? Can you check in which maintenance category your upload appears? --Atlasowa (talk) 11:20, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
I too am pleased to see the app return, even under the understanding that little progress is likely in improving it. And I'm pleased to see that the photos it offers as mine, are my latest uploads via Wizard into Category:WikiConference USA 2015. Hint: mine are signed in the filename as jeh. Jim.henderson (talk) 14:12, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
Atlasowa: Yes, all pictures uploaded by the app can be found in category "Uploaded with Mobile/Android". By the way, I am surprised that this Google Play link works now, I am sure it was dead a few weeks ago. Cheers! Syced (talk) 02:26, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Oh, hey, I took that picture! Cool! Thank you for keeping the app updated; it definitely lowers the activation energy for uploading pictures I took with my phone (which is pretty much all of them nowadays). grendel|khan 15:16, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Apple AppStore link is to German version[edit]

Just to mention that people who click on the 'AppStore' button will be taken to the German version of the AppStore. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:42, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback! I have fixed the links I could find, please let me know if there is any left :-) Syced (talk) 14:57, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Improving categorization in Upload to Commons Android App[edit]

Hi,

I'm working on a project to improve the categorization of pictures in the Upload to Commons Android app with Nicolas_Raoul and Niedzielski as part of the Outreachy Dec '15 program. I'm very much just starting out, so I'd love any feedback or suggestions that anyone might have.

We are planning on two major phases/releases for app updates, with Phase 1 enabling category suggestions based on the picture's location, and Phase 2 enabling more flexible category search results. It would be a huge help if we had some volunteers to test these releases (planned for Jan and Feb respectively), so it would be great if anyone could download the app and try it out. The source code and issues are stored on GitHub

Many thanks! :)

Misaochaaan (talk) 04:35, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

App update[edit]

Quick update: A new feature (display nearby categories when user uploads a photo) has been implemented and the updated app has been released on Google Play. :) We would greatly appreciate feedback on this feature, so please feel free to download the updated version of the app and to post feedback/issues on the GitHub page.

Please note that to use this new feature, you will need to have location tagging enabled for your camera.

Thanks!

Misaochaaan (talk) 04:08, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

App update #2[edit]

Quick update: More new features have been implemented:

  • If a picture with no geolocation is uploaded, nearby category suggestions are offered based on the user's current location. This is optional and only works if enabled in Settings.
  • Category search (when typing in the search field) has been made more flexible, whereas previously this was done solely by prefix search. E.g. now searching for 'latte' should be able to return 'iced latte'.

There have been several bugfixes and crash fixes, as well. Do give the latest version of the app a try and feel free to report any bugs that you find on our GitHub page. Thanks! :)

Misaochaaan (talk) 05:55, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

IEG proposal: Improve Upload to Commons Android app[edit]

Hi folks,

I've been working on the Android version of this app for the past few months as an Outreachy project (which was recently completed successfully :)). A few changes were made to the app to make categorization of pictures easier, via suggestion of nearby categories and more flexible category search. However, there are lots of improvements (documented on our GitHub page) that we couldn't fit into the scope of the Outreachy project. I would love to be able to continue working on the app to improve it further - hence an IEG proposal.

My IEG proposal for the app involves:

  • Fixing long-standing bugs and looking into old crash reports to try and prevent them from recurring, to provide a smoother user experience
  • Making several enhancements to the app to make it more user-friendly and newbie-friendly, new location-based features (e.g. a list of nearby articles lacking pictures), and further enhancing categorization.
  • Increasing awareness of non-Wikimedians about this app to grow the contributor base

Several of the proposed features are based on previous suggestions by users, and I would very much appreciate more feedback and suggestions! If you are interested, please do take a look at the current proposal, feel free to ask questions and make new suggestions on the Discussion page, and review/endorse it as you see fit. If you would like to be part of the project, volunteers and additional advisors are always welcome.

Thank you so much! Misaochan (talk) 05:50, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

F-Droid[edit]

It would be nice to have this app also available through F-Droid. Here's how to do it. ~pikolas [[mia diskuto]] 20:38, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Pikolas:, thanks for the suggestion! I've created a GitHub issue for it. :) Misaochan (talk) 07:12, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Great idea Pikolas! I started writing the metadata, but if someone could write a complete recipe and test it that would be the best, see details on the issue linked to by Misaochan :-) Cheers! Syced (talk) 08:54, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Location based category suggestion[edit]

Would be cool to see this feature also in the Commons UploadWizard. --Arnd (talk) 19:13, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

You're right! Could you please add a feature request on Phabricator? Thanks :-) Syced (talk) 09:40, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
Is there already a ticket that describes this feature of the Mobile app? --Arnd (talk) 18:13, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Option : upload in another wiki based on mediawiki[edit]

Hi,

Thx for this great app : )

Would it be possible to add this option : upload in another wiki based on mediawiki ?

Via parameters for instance ?

--Dieudo (talk) 08:26, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Let's talk about this at https://github.com/nicolas-raoul/apps-android-commons/issues/222 :-) Syced (talk) 10:13, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Helps needed to avoid dupes and overwrite[edit]

One of my friend started contributing to Commons using mobile uploads. But he faced two issues. 1. It uploads dupes even if the same file exists here. 2. It overwrites existing files if a file with same name already exists. Could you advise how can he avoid these mistakes? Jee 02:47, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Jkadavoor: 1. Preventing duplicate uploads is an improvement that we are working on and hope to complete in the near future. Please see this thread for updates. 2. We are currently tracking the overwrite issue here. Unfortunately we still have no idea what is causing it, as it only happens occasionally and only to a few people. Does this happen all the time for your friend? Please post on the GitHub thread with further details and we will try to look into it. Thanks! Misaochan (talk) 05:30, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Misaochan; I'll inform him. Jee 06:10, 8 December 2016 (UTC)