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An iPhone app to help Wikipedia with images

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WikiShoot is an iOS (iPhone and iPad) application allowing you to take photos of unphotographed locations and upload them to Wikimedia Commons (or some other MediaWiki deployment).

This was a contest entry for Wikipedia's October 2011 Coding Challenge.


WikiShoot development follows this rough UI mockup showing how it should work.



  • Minimal MediaWiki Cocoa API client, CocoaMW.
  • Unphotographed locations map (using GeoNames + MediaWiki APIs).
  • Image picker.

Not (yet) implemented:

  • Image upload functionality.
  • Form to enter image's data.
  • "Choose from list" unphotographed locations functionality.
  • Ability to choose a "thing" (not a location) to photograph.
  • License chooser.
  • "User statistics" view.

How to run

  • Download and install Xcode 4 and iOS SDK 5. The Mac App Store version has been tested, but other versions might work too.
  • Clone this repository: git clone
  • Enter the WikiShoot directory and fetch the submodules: git submodule update --init
  • Open WikiShoot.xcodeproj
  • Build and run.


(Should be) compatible with iOS 4.3 and up.


See the screenshot gallery.

3rd party code

See Libraries/ and Libraries/ArticlesAround/Libraries/. All of the 3rd party code is GPL-compatible.


Apache 2.0, see LICENSE.

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