Hi all,

We've just released version 2.8.3 of the Commons Android app to all users. :) The new version is available for download on the Google Play Store[1] as well as F-Droid[2].

The update includes fixes for most of the high-priority bugs in the app, including failed uploads and overwrites. Additionally, we have several new features, notably:

- When you upload an image to an item on the map of "Nearby places that need pictures", the image will be automatically added to that Wikidata item
- Browse other images on Commons via the new "Explore" feature
- View your achievements and upload statistics (by tapping on the trophy icon next to your username)

We are aware that there are a few recent issues that need resolving, namely crashes for users on Android 8.1 and above, and issues with date templates. Those will be fixed ASAP in v2.9.

Thank you all for your patience as we work on these! More details and screenshots can be found in my blog post[3]. Feedback, bug reports, and suggestions are always welcome on our GitHub page[4].

Best regards,
Josephine / misaochan (project maintainer)

[1]: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.free.nrw.commons
[2]: https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=fr.free.nrw.commons
[3]: https://cookiesandcodeblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/commons-app-version-2-8-beta/
[4]: https://github.com/commons-app/apps-android-commons/issues