The apps' online meeting in October 2023


I would like to invite you to an online meeting with the mobile apps team. It will take place on the 27th of October at 5 p.m. UTC (check your zone’s exact time).

The host will be Jazmin Tanner, the product manager of the apps team, with a number of our software engineers; you can join the meeting from the following:

Feel free to share your questions and thoughts about Wikipedia’s mobile apps on the Wikimedia Apps/Office Hours page on We would love to hear from you. The last date to add your input will be on the 24th of October at 12:00 UTC.
Also, we can provide Arabic and French interpretations if we get +7 sign-ups for each language on the same link before the 3rd of October.
If you’d like a one-day reminder before the meeting, simply add your username, and I’ll send you one.

We will be waiting for you all!


Thank you for organizing this.

Would you please consider options to support different iOS apps with Wikimedia Commons upload feature as there is no official Wikimedia app.
Wiki Uploader on the App Store ( works but not developed.

Hi @Zblace,

Occasionally, we collaborate with the volunteers managing the current Wikimedia Commons app. You can find more information about the app on its MediaWiki page.

Regarding an iOS version of the app, there are currently no plans in place. If you’d like to discuss this further with our product manager or our software engineers, you’re welcome to join our upcoming online meeting as announced. They will provide you with a detailed and accurate response.

Thank you!

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I love when WMF staff states the obvious and dodges even the most harmless request to Consider Options to Support iOS apps…

Anyway from what I read in-between lines is that as Sr. Community Relation Specialist, you can not tell more but communicate to ask question myself. OK - I am not huge fan of doing this in the given format but will try to attend. Thank you.

I finally could not make it due to travel. What is the next option @ARamadan-WMF

Hello Zblace,

I hope this message finds you well. I want to extend my sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your recent inquiry.

I’ve been in touch with the engineering team to gather the necessary information, but unfortunately, I haven’t been able to obtain a response as quickly as I had hoped. I understand this may be frustrating, and I’m truly sorry for any inconvenience this delay may have caused.

On a positive note, I wanted to share some exciting plans for the upcoming year. We’re introducing quarterly office hours online meetings with users. During these sessions, we’ll discuss various topics related to Wikipedia apps, address user concerns, and explore potential collaborations.

I’ll make sure to keep you informed about these meetings and how you can participate.

Once again, I apologize for any inconvenience caused by the delay, and I appreciate your understanding. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.

And for this question:
We previously had an iOS Commons app, but it was discontinued due to low usage.
While we permitted uploading within the apps before, Commons volunteers requested its removal because users were uploading selfies.
Currently, volunteers manage the Android Commons app. To reintroduce this capability to the Wikipedia app, we would need to conduct a community consultation to determine if sentiments have evolved.