Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Mobile and apps/Wikidata contribution interface for mobile

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  • Problem: Contribution to wikidata using a mobile device is a nightmare. I regularly switch from Minerva (native mobile skin) to desktop view. I use Minerva for editorial content such as discussion pages and I switch to Vector to declare new claims. The Timeless, which used to be better for mobile, has now a bug (see issue).
  • Who would benefit: Wikidata contributors using mobile device
  • Proposed solution: We need to develop or find an interface to declare new claims in a mobile friendly environment. I guess that it would be feasible using Flexbox CSS or something similar.
  • More comments: Je pense qu'elle serait beaucoup plus utiliser dans les régions qui ont moins d'accès au PC notamment dans les pays du sud.--Aboubacarkhoraa (talk) 22:41, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: PAC2 (talk) 05:45, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Discussion

  • Couldn't agree more. Editing Wikidata from mobile is near impossible. Enjoyer of World (talk) 03:57, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I have merged this wish with a similar wish (details pasted below)
    • Problem: When editing pages at www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q... on a tablet (I use an Amazon tablet which runs an Android OS) the page will scroll around stupidly and I never inputted on the device for it to scroll up or down to where it scrolls to.
    • Who would benefit: Editors on mobile devices.
    • Proposed solution: (1) Make Wikidata editable with JavaScript disabled. (2) Make m.wikidata.org/wiki/Q... editable (3) Someone with the hardware and high-level technical understanding fix it; I think the JavaScript part needs to be fixed.
    • More comments: I posted this multiple times in the past at Wikidata, but no one fixed it I guess. (P.S. Here is a creative commons image for https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q44391975.)
    • Proposer: User123o987name (talk) 12:29, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
    - IFried (WMF) (talk) 20:00, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
@IFried (WMF): but the problem in this one is there is literally no option to edit anything except labels on mobile except using the desktop skin. That thing sounds like it’s about the desktop skin not working. DemonDays64 (talk) 01:07, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
@User123o987name: We merged the two wishes because they both generally focus on the need to improve the mobile experience for Wikidata. They have very similar problem statements, and the team focuses on the problem statement when taking on the wish. Thank you! --IFried (WMF) (talk) 00:20, 8 December 2020 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support CrystallineLeMonde (talk) 20:07, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Ssstela (talk) 21:35, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Frettie (talk) 23:02, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support PtiBzh (talk) 00:00, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support 5225C (talkcontributions) 00:12, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 01:07, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Wil540 art (talk) 01:31, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support PianistHere (talk) 01:44, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support YES!! I almost always contribute using my phone and it is awful :( -- Ddxfx (talk) 01:52, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support (talk) 03:03, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support 100 percent support! This is my problem too((( Nurtenge (talk) 04:16, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support As Aboubacarkhoraa mentioned in his French comment, this could be quite useful for parts of the world where users have access to a mobile device but no computer at home. Ottawajin (talk) 05:13, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Scraimer (talk) 06:38, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Esc0fans (talk) 06:49, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support PAC2 (talk) 07:04, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support {{u|Sdkb}}talk 09:09, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Triple C 85 |talk| 10:40, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Brewster239 (talk) 12:29, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Xavi Dengra (MESSAGES) 12:46, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support BugWarp (talk) 12:58, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support JAn Dudík (talk) 19:50, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support TheAmerikaner (talk) 20:42, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:59, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support NMaia (talk) 01:12, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support - Darwin Ahoy! 01:38, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 19:57, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support  Swazmo     23:04, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Titore (talk) 00:10, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
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  •   Support Husky (talk) 16:27, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Arnd (talk) 16:48, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Strongly support this! I'd use it a lot! Watty62 (talk) 17:05, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support BoldLuis (talk) 17:37, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support A very necessary feature to expand the project. DemonDays64 (talk) 18:32, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Shisma (talk) 19:16, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Redalert2fan (talk) 00:15, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Oh, DrPizza! (talk) 08:14, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Paperoastro (talk) 22:03, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support DGtal (talk) 08:24, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Texttramp (talk) 18:42, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Vincent Simar (talk) 21:44, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   SupportYahya (talkcontribs.) 16:47, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Em-mustapha User | talk 13:02, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Mohanad Kh Talk 06:17, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support LS9974 (talk) 21:22, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support GiFontenelle (talk) 22:55, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Michael Childs (talk) 01:48, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Edu! (talk) 17:37, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support 5910 C (talk) 21:46, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Patsagorn Y. (Talk) 13:56, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- CptViraj (talk) 13:58, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Tyseria (talk) 01:38, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong support Malvinero10 (talk) 03:12, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong supportMeghmollar2017Talk • 07:22, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
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