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[Wikimedia Commons app] Feedback on how pictures uploaded to Commons are used
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The Wikimedia Commons Android app allows users to upload pictures from their Android phone/tablet to Wikimedia Commons. Commons is not only the image repository for Wikipedia, but an independent project that seeks to document the world with photos, videos and recordings.


One-way communication can become boring, so how about a page that shows how the pictures a person has uploaded are being used? The project aims at sharing feedback about uploaded photos, educating people about topic & copyright and adding some sort of gamification to drive engagement.

For this project you will:
Feedback (1)

  • Number of images used in Wikipedia/Wikivoyage/etc articles
  • Number of images that have been edited by someone else (including simple description typo fix and categorization)
  • Number of images that have been featured or received other kinds of awards
  • Received barnstars
  • Received thanks if the feature becomes available on Commons

The main goal is to give uploaders an incentive to continue (light gamification), but the statistics could also include some negative statistics too:

  • Number of deleted images (must be with a link to the deletion discussion/reason)

Tutorials (2)

  • Display tutorial again and implement a quiz, for users who have a high upload revert rate

PS: This task is based on a suggestion by @Nicolas_Raoul. :)

Other potential tasks are discussed on our github issue.

Skills required

  • Android SDK
  • Android UI design
  • Understanding of RxJava
  • Basic knowledge of Wikimedia APIs

Nice to have skills

  • Familiarity with Kotlin


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@maskaravivek thank you creating this task and for willing to mentor! It would be great if you could include in the task description: skills required, getting started steps, mentor(s), and list of bugs that prospective candidates could work on during the application period. See for reference :)

Thanks @srishakatux. Have updated the description. :)

josephine_l renamed this task from Feedback on how pictures uploaded to Commons are used to [Wikimedia Commons app] Feedback on how pictures uploaded to Commons are used.Jan 19 2018, 5:56 PM

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ping @Tanvidadu1998 @maskaravivek Is there anything remaining in this task from GSoC'18? If not, then please consider marking it as resolved! Ensure no pull requests are remaining to be merged and deployed in production and documentation both on-wiki and in the code is complete.

Same goes for T189788

Hello @srishakatux,

Yes, the task has been completed by @Tanvidadu1998 and nothing is pending. In fact, her changes have already been pushed to the play store. One can check it out by updating to the latest version of the Commons Android app. :)

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