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

Philip Chang pchang at wikimedia.org
Wed Sep 12 17:31:47 UTC 2012

Thank you!

Since the feature seems to be getting a good reaction, we will figure out
how it could be localized, and your template is quite helpful.

On Sep 12, 2012 10:15 AM, "Jean-Frédéric" <jeanfrederic.wiki at gmail.com>

> 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 <
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Upload-more-photos-of-this-monument>
> 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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