Chennai Hackathon March 2012/Ideas

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Idea for hacks during the Chennai Hackathon

For detailed status / links of hacks completed / in progress refer Etherpad notes

Content creation tools[edit]

  1. App to help people record and add prononciations for words in their local language wiktionary from their mobile In progress In progress
  2. App to help people upload to commons from their smartphone
  3. An email based service where people with *any* phone can email a photo to an email address and it will end up in commons In progress In progress

Content assessment tools[edit]

  1. Gamify making assessments about article quality and importance for WikiProjects Yes Done

Content discovery tools[edit]

  1. Browser extensions that show you articles you are reading in other wiki languages
  2. Interest based DYK collections, later fed into txtweb / twitter feed / other browsing tools. ( Clones of DYKIndia for Cricket, History, Science, <YourSubjectInterst / WikiProject> etc)
  3. Jigsaw puzzle based on Featured Images on Commons(or any wiki). Person who completes the puzzle gets links to pages where the images used to read about it.
  4. Slideshow of Featured pictures
  5. Wordpress, Drupal, <Insert Your CMS> widget for Featured feeds to show content from Mediawiki (Wikipedia) sites on blogs / websites.
  6. A simple text editor that supports input methods and web fonts. The output should correctly indicate the meta data of the language and possibly script. The MediaWiki Narayam and WebFonts extensions can be a point of reference.
  7. Build a Random Page generator which gives out a link out of B/GA/A/FA/FL class articles of Wikiproject India en:Wikipedia:WikiProject_India/Assessment Yes Done

Visualizations and Mashups[edit]

  1. Involving the Realtime Edit summaries feeds from http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC/Channels#Recent_changes
  2. Graph of total bytes of an article over period of time.
  3. Show protection logs of a page and duration of protection in a timeline (Instances when en:Kapil_Sibal's page gets protected - Show this on a dashboard) In progress In progress
  4. A TxtWeb (SMS) app for Wiktionary
  5. A TxtWeb (SMS) app / plugin with Mahatma Gandhi's Quotes / <Insert famous personality / quote source> Yes Done

Other random ideas[edit]

  1. Gadget to count the number of internal links on wiki page.
  2. Offline Dictionary based on wiktionary site
  3. Desktop wallpaper setter from featured images in commons
  4. Statistics on no of uniq words, frequency of words in indian languages Yes Done In progress In progress
  5. Easy commons upload tool with GUI
  6. Desktop Wiki publisher
  7. CD with selected commons images to share offline
  8. CD with selected wikipedia articles for offline reading
  9. Create wiki books from other sites with commons license, automatically
  10. 'sent to commons ' options for images in gnome and kde
  11. autosync folder in linux with commons