Hope you've been well! We are stoked to announce that we have just released
v3.1.0 of the Commons Android app with WLM integration, and it is available
in alpha (closed) testing.
The reason for closed testing is to allow organizers to test the app before
the start of the competition, and also for us to get bug reports ahead of
time. The closed alpha version includes testing-related conveniences that
aren't available in publicly-accessible versions, most notably allowing WLM
uploads before 1 September (with test templates so as not to clutter the
actual WLM uploads).
We hope to release the public beta by 1 September, just in time for the
start of the competition, if all goes well.
For more information on how to access closed alpha testing, as well as
implementation details, screenshots, FAQ, etc, please view
On that page, we will also be taking requests for countries that want to
have their Wikidata property added, or countries that want to opt out of
in-app WLM uploads. Please post your request by 3 September if possible, so
that we can release an app update with them within the first week of the
Thank you all for taking this journey with us; we hope to be able to help
bring new participants to the competition, or at the very least to provide
a solid foundation for future WLM mobile implementations to build upon.
Josephine / @misaochan (Commons app project lead)