We know there is space for contribution to the projects on Android and we have set aside some team resources to explore this.
Rather than diving directly into advanced editing features, we want to experiment by offering mobile-friendly ways to contribute during a short time span (such as a commute). But the first step is to identify small ways that would solve problems for existing editors (rather than creating more work than them).
The doc is here https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Readers_contributions
Expected impact / deliverables
- Community consultation targeting experienced editors, about welcomed features that would allow mobile apps users to start contributing.
- Publication of the conclusions and results of the consultation, informing the plans of the Mobile Apps team to implement new experimental features in the Wikipedia app for Android.
Results of the consultation
The discussion is now over. Here are the ideas from the feedback page:
- give more tools for users to edit mobile views for Main page or wikiprojets
- edit Wikidata descriptions en masse
- Add images via wikidata or simple commons search
- Work on choosing the most qualitative images
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESP_game to gamify image tagging
- special:deadendpages - ask readers to link these page
- Special:LonelyPages - ask readers to provide links to these pages
- Special:Withoutimages - this is something that isn't even currently possible on wikimedia as the page doesn't exist. It would also be very expensive on huge wikis, so might not work at all
- Add categories to pages
Images contribution are clearly the more popular, with in discussions a big concern for importation of external images. All feedback is about dealing with images (or data) we already have.
Wikilabels and WikiGrok are also commented, not directly but more as tools to use.
Two things to consider for the future would be gamification and cross-checking between users.