2017 Community Wishlist Survey/Mobile and apps/Categories shown in the app

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  • Problem: Wikipedia editors spend a significant amount of time categorizing pages so that relevant pages can be quickly found. Not having access to these categories puts mobile app users at a significant disadvantage over desktop users. As more users in the developing world come online, they are missing a critical part of articles, especially if they start editing the encyclopedia. In addition, people are switching to mobile at a rapid pace, so feature parity with desktop sites are critical.
  • Who would benefit: Mobile app users (both readers and editors)
  • Proposed solution: Add a list of categories that article is in at the bottom of the article as a list. Also, create a navigation link to access these categories along with the article's sections.
  • More comments:
  • Proposer: Daylen (talk) 05:06, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Discussion

Voting

  • Support Support β16 - (talk) 11:26, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:14, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Pepe piton (talk) 15:15, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support TMg 16:17, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Rcsprinter123 (talk) 20:07, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Gripweed (talk) 21:38, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Thomas Obermair 4 (talk) 22:05, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Libcub (talk) 05:05, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support PKM (talk) 05:55, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Yes please, with all the limitations us Mobile-editors are nothing but second 🥈 class citizens, I have to switch to the desktop 💻 site every time I want to add categories. Donald Trung (Talk 🤳🏻) (My global lock 🔒) (My global unlock 🔓) 10:40, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Ayack (talk) 13:06, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Venca24 (talk) 20:35, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Ermahgerd9 (talk) 20:58, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support SupportSyrenka V (talk) 21:19, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Seb26 (talk) 21:54, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support SupportMeiræ 22:01, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support MGChecker (talk) 22:05, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support (I proposed this idea) Daylen (talk) 01:28, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Supportputnik 01:32, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Zhangj1079 talk 01:44, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Circa73 (talk) 02:50, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Nihlus 05:15, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Mark the train (talk) 07:24, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support--L736Etell me 08:20, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support - yona B. (D) 08:24, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Dromedar61 (talk) 21:22, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support DonBarredora (talk) 01:18, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support SupportHmxhmx 16:53, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Superchilum(talk to me!) 20:21, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Ckoerner (talk) 21:38, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Whats new? (talk) 00:18, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Amir (talk) 00:58, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support ~Cybularny Speak? 12:39, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 13:23, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Yes, please! Waldir (talk) 10:46, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support both in apps and on mobile web. And display the members of a category in apps, as currently they seem to be blank (except for that there is no notice for that either)… Tacsipacsi (talk) 18:22, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Mike Peel (talk) 22:46, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Gryllida 00:57, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support HugoHelp (talk) 15:22, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support JAn Dudík (talk) 21:48, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Anthere (talk) 16:29, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support the wub "?!" 00:55, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Lack of categories is one of several frustrating aspects of reading and editing on a smartphone. PamD (talk) 09:54, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support NaBUru38 (talk) 22:47, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Ldorfman (talk) 00:32, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Nicor (talk) 14:00, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Ruslik (talk) 17:58, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Spinster (talk) 21:26, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Especially on Commons, I keep switching to the "desktop version" because I need to see categories. Syced (talk) 05:05, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Yohannvt (talk) 12:01, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support strongly BugWarp (talk) 13:05, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Infovarius (talk) 13:24, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support X:: black ::X (talk) 15:36, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support KPFC💬 16:52, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support, mobile users also need categories — NickK (talk) 17:41, 11 December 2017 (UTC)