App rating vs. surveyEdit
Thanks for your note: here's my 2cents (spoiler alert: I'm very familiar with how the Foundation works, so consider the below as relevant experience sharing):
I wouldn't worry too much about rating as it is: 4.3 is pretty good (both the WP app and Kiwix were at 4.2 for a long time), and no matter what, you will get people making comments worth a thousand facepalms. As frustrating as it is, c'est la vie.
This being said, a good way to look at your score isn't too aim for an absolute number but to compare yourself to the average rating in your app's category (provided you pick the right category. Play around with AppBrain, and simply click randomly on other apps to see what's what. I also understand that you want to please the Foundation by providing relevant metrics, but I would not focus too much on this one in particular: what interests them in particular (and in my experience) is the number of uploads and articles improved (or accounts created, but I don't think that's something you can measure easily). *That* is important and conversion, therefore, is key. If you have to chose between a happiness survey and a short script that tells the Foundation how many users are using your app and/or editing articles with it, go for the script (bonus points if you can figure out new users (<6 months). Survey results (or similar anecdotal/qualitative data) you can get from the comments or the odd user email and, to be honest, bring almost nothing of value considering the amount of work necessary to collect it.
- Hi Popo le Chien, thanks for the tips! :) I definitely agree that we should focus on the uploads and articles improved. We're currently using GLAMorous to check for number of pictures uploaded via our app that are used in articles. Perhaps it might be a good idea to scrap the user satisfaction metrics entirely, as I agree that they are not anywhere near as useful as the number of uploads used in articles etc.
- I was wondering about including the number of users that are using the app (number of active installs). We did use that as a metric in the previous grant round, but omitted it this round as we had already achieved our goals (by tenfold! :)) in that aspect, and we were wanting to focus more on the usability of pictures submitted this round. Do you think that would be useful as a metric in this round as well? That would be very easy for us to include, as it is provided in the Google Developer console with no extra work needed.
- Unfortunately I won't be attending Wikimania this year, but would love to discuss this further whenever possible. :) Cheers, and have a great time at Wikimania! Misaochan (talk) 08:11, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
Update regarding Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons tutorial videosEdit
I regret to inform you that the series of motivational and educational videos project, which had been planned introduce Wikipedia and some of its sister projects to new contributors, is being discontinued.
There are multiple factors that have led to this decision. The initial budget and time estimates were far too small for a project of this scale and complexity. Also, my simultaneous involvement in Cascadia Wikimedians User Group was problematic due to the shortage of human resources for the user group, which resulted in my spending far more time trying to help the user group than I had planned, so my time and attention were diverted from this video project to assisting the user group.
You can find more information in the final report for the grant.
I regret that this project did not fulfill the hopes that many of us had for it, and I hope that in the future someone with the necessary resources will choose to resume work on it or a similar project. If you are interested in working on this or a similar project then please contact the WMF grants team.
On a personal note, I am retiring from the Wikimedia community. Perhaps I will return someday.
Series director and screenwriter
Join us tomorrow for the last event in the series Women in the Wikimedia movement: Women in technical spaces!Edit
Hi! Thank you for signing up to attend one or multiple virtual events in the conversations series Women in the Wikimedia movement . Your participation has made the events and conversation really interesting and good so far.
In about 12 hours, we will be hosting the last event of the series, Women in technical spaces. The virtual event will take place on BlueJeans, and will be broadcasted on YouTube. Our presenters will be Josephine Lim, who will be presenting about her work contributing to the Wikimedia Commons Android app, and Ciell and Ecritures, who will be sharing their experience creating an all-women and non-binary people hackathon in the Netherlands. After their presentations, there will be some time for conversations. I want to encourage everyone to participate! To this end, please join us on the BlueJeans link if you are able.
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Your feedback matters: Final reminder to take the global Wikimedia surveyEdit
Maps of monumentsEdit
Please see https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Education/News/October_2018/What_to_write_for_Wikipedia_about%3F_Monuments!. Thanks, --Pine✉ 06:19, 26 November 2018 (UTC)