Wikimedia Mobile engineering/Brainstorm

This page is intended to be a whiteboard for requests and feature ideas for future mobile contribution projects.


Task suggestionEdit

  1. Requested task from funnel of requests (e.g., "someone suggested this plot summary is too detailed - do you agree?", "is this the right description for this image?")

Task assignmentEdit

  1. Mini-game (e.g., "disambiguate/wikify/categorize these three sentences/articles!")


Page and vandalism patrolEdit

  1. Clean, mobile-friendly versions of NewPages Feed or Huggle

Image curationEdit

  1. Category as gallery - add/remove images, tag images

Power watchlistEdit

  1. Quick diff display and revert functionality
  2. Revision-level feedback (e.g., +1 an edit)


Casual communicationEdit

  1. Simplified article and/or user talk page functionality
  2. Notifications for user talk edits
  3. Streamlined commenting system on talk pages and community discussion spaces (e.g, Village pumps, noticeboards)
  4. Wikilove

Article feedbackEdit

  1. Request a task for funnel (see #Task suggestion)
  2. Mobile AFT
  3. Article feedback moderation (upvote/downvote/flag feedback)

Power reader toolsEdit

Watchlist annotationEdit

  1. Annotate/save to-do items within article for later editing
  2. Annotate/save articles to watch/improve later


  1. Add location to content
  2. Notifications when nearby content needs image/article

Social featuresEdit

  1. Sharing content (articles, images)
  2. Sharing a task (e.g., request image for an article from friends/contacts)
  3. Personalized content collections (e.g., "my galleries," "my favorites")
  4. Contact a Wikipedian (e.g., request help, a copyedit, peer review, etc.)

Content creationEdit

  1. Image upload
  2. Create a stub
  3. Sentence-level editing


Social network leveragingEdit

  1. Use profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. to determine relevancy and expertise for editing


  1. Citation templates auto-populated from ISBN (manual entry or photo)

See alsoEdit