I am interested in flipping the MediaWiki layout along a diagonal. The
top user and page actions would be on the left hand side. The left hand
menu would be on the top. The page would scroll to the right rather
I was planning to create a custom skin with emerging CSS standards to
achieve this effect. Does anyone know of any work or opinion that has
been done on this matter?
Hello everyone! The Signpost App for Android RC1 was well received,
and several people reported bugs that have since been fixed.
>From the last RC, the following issues have been fixed:
1. Changing screen orientation is now handled much better
2. Show category of Article (Technology report, Op-Ed, etc) in both
the Articles list view and in the Article view
3. Saner back and up button behavior to do what people expect it to do
4. Styling fixes everywhere!
5. Added a way to force check for the latest issue in the menu
6. Fixed bug causing wrong URL to be shared.
The major things I'd love to be tested are compatibility in various
phones and also how it fares in Tablets. Testing on the Kindle Fire,
Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices and other tablets would be much
You can download the new build from
You can file issues at https://github.com/yuvipanda/WPSignpost/issues
or by replying to this email.
Barring significant issues, I'd like to push this off to the Market
next week. Please help make sure the release is successful by helping
with testing :)
Shout out to Sage Ross, Brion Vibber, Tomasz Finc, Tyler Romeo, Harry
Burt, Arnav, Stephen Uwanja and Mdan52 for reporting issues. Thanks
for the support guys!
Yuvi Panda T
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Onderwerp: [Wiki Loves Monuments] iPhone/Andoid mobile app from
123POI/MairDumont Media Group
Datum: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:01:23 +0200
Van: Elke Wetzig (elya) <ew_wp(a)web.de>
Antwoord-naar: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
I'm happy to provide you with an additional app for iPhone and Android
mobile devices, developed by 123POI, a part of the MairDumont media
group, a publishing house in Germany with a focus on travelling. You
might know the Marco Polo travelling guides, and it also publishes the
Lonely Planet guides for the German-speaking market.
I created a page with (hopefully) all relevant information at Commons:
There are 2 main points that make this app different from our WMF WLM
app that might be interesting for you and your participants:
* iPhone availability
* geocoding of addresses - this app will find and show also monuments
without coordinates in Wikipedia on a map
The other difference is, that a user does not need to register at
Commons but in the app, and there will be a batch transfer of the images
to Commons (similar to some Flickr batch uploads for WLM beforem see the
test uploads here:
This might make it easier for new users to participate (no break in the
user flow), however these users won't be visible as new "Commons users".
The app will be improved by your feedback and I kindly ask you spread
the word and to test it as much as possible in the next days! Please put
all of your feedback to the page
, the developers will track this!
One last demand: If you find the app useful for your community and
participants, please show your appreciation by mentioning the app and
the sponsor on your local websites. I will provide you with some more
information about the sponsor soon.
Greetings WLM testers,
Below you'll find the last beta of our android app before final launch in
As before, make sure to have "Unknown sources" in Settings => Applications
Uploads will go to test wiki so feel free to upload whatever you like.
Please try the following:
* Browse by campaign and drill down to the desired region's monuments
* Sort the list by name and address
* Search with a search term
* Open a monument, click on "Get directions"
* Click on add a photo
* Login or create a Commons account
* Choose from gallery or take a photo
* Choose "Save for Later" on the Confirm Upload screen
* Go back to the opening screen
* Click on "Use my current location"
* Move around the map, open a cluster (a group of monuments close together)
* Click on a pin, open the monument
* Add a photo (login should be retained)
* Choose "Save for Later" on the Confirm Upload screen
* Click OK and choose or take another photo
* Go to Uploads and see the uploads saved for later
* Select some of the deferred uploads and upload them
Let us know what you think!
* The word Campaign will be changed to Country
* After deleting or uploading monuments saved for later, screen does not
Please forward this email as appropriate.
Phil Inje Chang
Product Manager, Mobile
415-882-7982 x 6810
[Cross-posting to WLM mailing list]
Hi Phil & mobile team,
a few questions/comments from playing with the WLM app.
1) Filenames of uploaded files
Right now files appear to follow the following pattern:
[Name of monument] (taken on [timestamp in DDMMMYYYY HHhrsMMminsSSsecs]).jpeg
First question: Is there a reason we're using ".jpeg" instead of the
more common ".jpg" extension?
Second question: What are the motivations for the full timestamp in
the pattern? Is it primarily uniqueness? If so I would suggest
(re-)considering other approaches to achieve uniqueness (e.g.
obtaining a unique suffix like 001, 002). This pattern seems pretty
verbose; I do see some files with date-stamps in the name on Commons
(and it's encouraged per
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:File_naming ), but very few
that have the full timestamp.
2) Indicating to the user what needs to be done
As a user, I've found the indicators where my help is needed not
* The red place-marks vs. gray place-marks iconography - are we
explaining this anywhere in the UI? I was ultimately able to infer it,
but it might be nice to have this explained e.g. by having the icon
repeated in the detail view with a "Existing image" or "Photograph
* In list view, the gray boxes are gradually replaced with photographs
where they exist. Ultimately I end up with some remaining gray boxes,
which I can infer are cases where a photo is missing. But it seems
like we want to have a different icon in list view for "We don't have
a photo at all" vs. "We're still checking whether we have a photo".
Perhaps a spinner while it's checking?
3) Small UX confusion
* I have been repeatedly confused by the proximity of the "Back" arrow
to the "Map view / List view" selector. They look like they're a
single widget. I would suggest moving the "Map view" vs. "List view"
indicator to the right, detaching it from the "Back" arrow.
Do we have any tracking at all for actions/errors within the app? It
would be nice to rig up at least basic tracking for API errors and
other issues during upload, so we know if lots of users are trying and
failing for some reason (e.g. aborting at the login step, experiencing
connection issues). Ori from the E3 team might be able to help rig
- - -
I think issue 2) could be a potential major factor that could
frustrate users. But this is just my feedback, so do with it what you
That's it. I've encountered a couple bugs but want to spend a bit more
time in BZ to ensure I'm not reporting known stuff. The app overall is
coming together nicely and it's very slick (I especially like the
aggregation of monument counts at the lower zoom levels, the "Use my
current location" feature, and the integration of links to Wikipedia).
Congrats on the work so far and looking forward to launch.
VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation
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