Upload from camera roll

Sometimes (often) it is faster to invoke the camera from the lock screen to snap something on the go, with hot start meaning location data would be reasonably accurate. There is, however, no way to then upload this without going through the transfer to computer - upload workflow (I can barely work the web uploader on a computer, can’t imagine my phone handling it better).
Considering the mobile app already has functionality for position and compass correction, would it be possible to add camera roll integration for manual uploads?


following on from that, if the above was ever introduced, would also be great to have Mapillary as one of the options in the system-wide Share menu on iOS, allowing to upload from wherever

Just to clarify, the functionality for position/compass heading corrections has since been removed from the iOS app, for some reason

It was removed when we moved to the GPX format. It might come back at some point, wasn’t sure how many used it actually. Maybe a “normalize sequence” function would be more useful.

oh yeah, that’s when that happened. it was useful when compass headings are unreliable and the capture mode is not “always ahead”

In ordinary photography there is a trick with the fingers to show north and maybe other headings. But I forgot it.

i’d rather rely on the modern comforts of having a magnetometer in a phone

To update/add to this, I’ve just tried to upload from Safari to the main web uploader, thinking at least this might be a crude workaround for non-app uploads.
Alas, I forgot that iOS strips Exif from images uploaded in a browser.
Understand that dev resource is stretched very thin, but can we at least get a response whether this is evaluated?

If you use the “export” function in the iOS app it should contain GPS etc. If not, it’s a bug.

Yes, the export function in the app works fine (headings are broken tho), I was referring to Safari’s built-in upload privacy protection.
This was me trying to find a way to upload pictures to mapillary from iOS, capture with the Camera.app, thus avoiding the broken headings from the app

Oh NOW I understand what you mean, sorry! I read your original post too fast. So you want

  1. Take a photo with the native camera app
  2. Import the photo to the Mapillary app and then add position etc and other EXIF data.
  3. Upload the photo from the Mapillary app

Did I get this right?

Yep, spot on.
Step 2 might be optional for some images (photos I take with the native camera app all have 5m positioning accuracy, and compass headings are correct - unlike in the app)