I've been working on the Upload to Commons Android 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
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 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!