Wikimedia Launches Wikimedia Commons App For Android, iOS

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The Wikimedia Foundation announced the launch of a new app for Android and iOS, which allows you to quickly upload photos to to Wikimedia Commons, its free image repository.

The app enables you to upload multiple files and share uploads through social media sites. The Android version lets you add categories as well. If you enable "GPS Tag," you can tag your photos geographically.

Wikimedia's Maryana Pinchuk said in a blog post, "Your contributions to Commons can help illustrate the world’s largest encyclopedia and make knowledge come to life for millions of readers around the globe."

"In the future, we hope to add more features and make it easier to browse and discover all the great content Commons has to offer," added Pinchuk. "We also look forward to being able to run more campaigns like Wiki Loves Monuments, encouraging expert Commons users and people new to Wikimedia projects alike to contribute to high-need content areas."

"By uploading your photos, you can help further the goal of spreading free knowledge around the world," the app description says. "You won’t just be sharing your images with your friends – you’ll be sharing them with Wikipedia’s billions of readers around the globe."

The app contains no ads, and it is free to download. It's available in Google Play and in the App Store.

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