[Wiki Loves Monuments] Camera users - the Android app is for you!

Jean-Frédéric jeanfrederic.wiki at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 17:14:55 UTC 2012

Hi Phil,

Thanks for the feature, it is really neat.

One request : could the text « upload more photos of this monument » be
internationalised ?

I quickly drafted <
to that end, if you want.

Thanks !

2012/9/11 Philip Chang <pchang at wikimedia.org>

> Greetings WLM Members,
> Version 1.2.3 of the WLM Android App is on Google Play<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.wikipedia.wlm>and
> here <http://dumps.wikimedia.org/android/WLM-v1.2.3.apk>. We have made
> some improvements and in particular, there is an important enhancement
> related to camera photos.
> Yes, camera photos. Please let me explain.
> The app is a great way to find monuments, but many participants in WLM use
> cameras to take the photos they will submit to the contest.
> It is great to submit mobile photos to the contest as well, but cameras
> generally offer better quality and control. So why not upload mobile photos
> as placeholders, to make camera submissions easier?
> The following blog post, which will be published tomorrow, explains how
> this works.
> Using the Wiki Loves Monuments App as a travel log<http://blog.wikimedia.org/?p=17406>
> Posted by Philip Chang <http://blog.wikimedia.org/author/pchang/> on
> September 10th, 2012
> The Wiki Loves Monuments Android App<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.wikipedia.wlm> is
> a great way to take photos and upload them to Wikimedia Commons during the
> world’s largest photo contest<http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/08/29/kicking-off-wiki-loves-monuments-2012/> throughout
> September. But what if you are shooting with a camera and don’t see
> yourself taking too many photos with your mobile phone? You can now use the
> app as a convenient travel log and make it much easier to organize your
> photos when processing and uploading them at home.
> Here’s how you use the app as a travel log. As you walk around finding
> monuments nearby to shoot with your camera, use the app on your phone to
> find the monuments and take a picture of them to upload, either on the road
> or when you get home. Back on your computer, your uploaded mobile photos
> will be a convenient record of all the monuments you visited, sitting on
> Commons under “My uploads.”
> As an added bonus, every mobile upload you add to Commons will include a
> link to the Special Upload Wizard that automatically allows you to upload
> and categorize more photos of that monument based on its campaign and
> reference number. This is similar to clicking the “upload photo” button on
> the monument lists in Wikipedia, but it is right there in your travel log.
>  <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Upload_more_photos.png>
> A screenshot of the new travel log feature associated with WLM app photos
> uploaded to Commons.
> To see your travel log and use this feature, you must login at
> commons.wikimedia.org <http://blog.wikimedia.org/commons.wikimedia.org> and
> click on “My uploads” at the top. Click on the name of any uploaded photo
> and the file page of that photo will open. Scroll down and below the
> description you will see the link, “Upload more photos of this monument.”
> The travel log can help you in two ways:
>    1. you will see a sequential list of the monuments you visited, which
>    helps in identifying the monuments taken on your camera
>    2. you can submit the photos from your camera for each monument
>    directly from the travel log
> The latest app, version 1.2.3, has been published in the Google Play<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.wikipedia.wlm> store
> and that version has this new feature. Please update the app if you
> downloaded it before and do not have auto-updates turned on. If you have
> good ideas about photo uploads in general, or improvements next year, feel
> free to post feedback<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Monuments_mobile_application/Feedback> or
> send email <mobile-feedback-l at lists.wikimedia.org>.
> You may also download the app here<http://dumps.wikimedia.org/android/WLM-v1.2.3.apk>,
> or on the F-Droid market<http://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=wiki%20loves%20monuments&fdid=org.wikipedia.wlm&fdpage=1>
> .
> We appreciate your support. Happy uploading!
> *Phil Chang, Product Manager, Mobile*
>    - Copyright notes: "Upload more photos"<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Upload_more_photos.png>
>     by Philinje <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Philinje>, under CC-BY-SA
>    3.0 Unported <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode>,
>    from Wikimedia Commons
> --
> Phil Inje Chang
> Product Manager, Mobile
> Wikimedia Foundation
> 415-812-0854 m
> 415-882-7982 x 6810
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