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Wikipedia geo-aware app
Extend the Wikipedia smartphone app with features similar to Google's local participation where the app can use geo-location and asks users to contribute material based on where they are.
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created on07:01, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

Increased local information in Wikipedia.

What is your solution?[edit]

By adding smart functionality to the Wikipedia app it can be used to ask users to contribute material, for example information about different locations, photos and historical information.

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About the idea creator[edit]

Engineer and scientist in physics and microwaves. Wiki gnome.



  • This is a great idea! Sounds like the idea would be to integrate https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikishootme/ like features into our mobile apps! Would love to see this idea developed more. User:Sadads
  • I endorse this because I think this is a really great idea!!!!! JustAGuyOnWikipedia (talk) 22:47, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
  • I'd like to use this! Nealmcb (talk) 05:40, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Great idea, would improve app functionality. Liance (talk) 04:13, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Idea is appreciable and much needed for small wikis. مھتاب احمد (talk) 22:24, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
  • I think this would be a great feature for Wikipedia users to make their first edits. Just like Yelp and Google Maps ask you to add a photo when you visit a place. This would also work great if Wikivoyage gets an app. Daylen (talk) 04:04, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Excellent proposal but more thoughts need to go into it. Should be coordinated with WikiVoyage. Google local guides is doing brilliant work on the same thing and a closer look will help in generating more ideas and would help in implementation. DiptanshuTalk 10:34, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

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