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

Wikidata contribution interface for mobile

  • 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)Reply[reply]
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: PAC2 (talk) 05:45, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Couldn't agree more. Editing Wikidata from mobile is near impossible. Enjoyer of World (talk) 03:57, 1 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I have merged this wish with a similar wish (details pasted below)
    • Problem: When editing pages at 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 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
    • Proposer: User123o987name (talk) 12:29, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
    - IFried (WMF) (talk) 20:00, 3 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@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)Reply[reply]
@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)Reply[reply]