IEG Update (September)

This report’s a little early, as I’ll be on vacation from the 20th of September to the 3rd of October. šŸ™‚ But still,Ā lots of stuff has happened since the last one! For one thing, Nicolas passed on the role of app project maintainer to me, as he has been busy with Wikidata projects recently (he plans to remainĀ active and involved with our app, though). There’ll definitely be a huge learning curve involved, but hopefully I’ll do the role and the project justice.

Also, we now have a brand new website – thanks for creating it, Tobias!

Two new features in the app:

Display nearby wiki articles lacking photos (#73)

We now have a list of nearby places that need photos – itĀ pulls locations without photos from a file maintained by the Wiki Needs Pictures project and arranges them in order of proximity to the user’s position. Tapping on an item in the list brings the user to their phone’s map app with the coordinates pinned. To access this feature, select ‘Nearby’ (or the icon of a guy with a flag) from the action bar (menu) of the app.

ieg-nearby-listview

There’s certainly plenty of room for improvement in this featureĀ –Ā theĀ current implementation is a very basic version, as I was hopingĀ to gauge users’ response and feedback before working on any enhancements. The art for the icons has been kindly provided by Brian MacIntoshĀ on Commons – thanks!

Add geocoding template (#35)

If uploaded photos are geotagged, the coordinates are now sent to Commons via the geocoding template. šŸ™‚ Hopefully we are approaching feature parity with the web-based Upload Wizard with this improvement.

 

 

IEG Update (September)