Wiki Edit

The MediaWiki Editor for iPad

Wiki Edit 1.7 adds Uploading

by Don Kosak - June 2nd, 2011.
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The upcoming version of Wiki Edit will support uploading of images from your photo library to MediaWiki.

I’ve had a lot of requests from iPad 2 owners to add photo uploading to the App. Soon you’ll be able to add photos of white boards, screen captures of websites, clippings from web pages, or other images to your wiki.

The feature will also be available on the original iPad even though it has no camera. You can still transfer images from iTunes, take screen shots (with the power+menu button), and copy pictures from web sites, Dropbox or other apps.

12 Responses to Wiki Edit 1.7 adds Uploading

  1. What is the status of 1.7 update?? I am waiting for photo upload feature..

  2. Hi Lochaa,

    I’m sorry for the delay. When iOS 5 was released to developers, I stared making changes to Wiki Edit to support both iOS 4.x and iOS 5.

    I expect to submit Wiki Edit 1.7 to the App Store once Apple begins accepting iOS 5 application submissions.

    Again, sorry it’s taking so long. There are a lot of features in iOS 5, so the beta is a bit longer than normal.


    - Don

  3. Hello,
    Might you have any idea on when your update will be released? I’m also waiting (excitedly) for the photo uploader.

    Thanks very much,
    - Katie

  4. Apple hasn’t yet released the “gold master” for iOS 5, so it’s probably going to be around late September (or early October) if I had to guess. There are a lot of changes inside of iOS 5, so Apple’s testing phase is taking a little longer than expected. As I’m using iOS 5 features, I need to wait for Apple to start accepting submissions before I can make the next update.

    Wiki Edit 1.7 will work on iPad 1 & 2, and support iOS 4.x and above.

    I’m sorry for the delays. I’ll keep folks posted as soon as I know more.

    - Don

  5. I just upgraded my original iPad to IOS 5 and now using the most recent version of Wiki Edit I can’t edit long Wikipedia articles any more. I can edit the very beginning but there’s no way to scroll down farther to edit the rest of the article or even the rest of a long section.

  6. Hi Jennifer,

    I went to and tried out the 5 longest pages on the English version of Wikipedia on iPad 1 running iOS 5.

    Typing in the editor of those big pages can be “laggy”, especially on the iPad 1, but I was able to add text to the beginning and end of each article and preview them. I could scroll from the top to the bottom as well even after editing.

    Since I wasn’t able to recreate the issue, I have a few things you could try:

    * Try letting the article load completely before tapping “edit” and see if that makes a difference.

    * If you haven’t “shutdown” your iPad after the upgrade, you could try that. Press hand hold the on/off button for 5 seconds, then swipe “slide to power off”. Press and hold the on/off button to restart your iPad.

    * If that didn’t work, you could try deleting Wiki Edit and reinstalling it. The App Store on the iPad has a category called “Purchased” now, you can reinstall Wiki Edit from there. (This is kind of a last resort, you’ll lose your bookmarks if you do this.)

    If none of those suggestions help, could you send me an e-mail with more specifics of an article you’re having an issue with? I think if I can see what you’re seeing, I could put out a fix for the issue you’re having.

    Best regards,

    - Don

  7. Thanks for providing such a great tool. Do you have an ETA for the 1.7 release?

  8. Thanks Clif,

    I have a few more bugs to fix in 1.7 before it’s ready to go. I know it’s bee a long wait since the last update. I’m hoping to have an update before year end.


    - Don

  9. any news on 1.7 yet?

  10. I’m down to a very short list of issues to wrap up. I apologize for the delay. It’s been a hectic year for me. I have a 3 day weekend coming up, and hope to have everything wrapped up then.


    - Don

  11. I hope that 1.7 will feature some kind of buffer so that you don’t lose your text if the app crashes or there is a glitch with the net connection. I worked on a post for about 30 minutes and the app crashed during submission and I lost my edit and had to rewrite from scratch.

  12. Sorry to hear that Edward. I’ll look into writing edits out to a temporary file when saving or previewing so that if something goes wrong, you won’t lose your work.

    Thanks for letting me know. I want to make Wiki Edit as free of frustrations as possible.


    - Don