This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
WikiMe is a fun and interesting way to find Wikipedia articles for your
current location or a postal code of your choice. By default WikiMe uses the current location found by your device to search for geotagged Wikipedia articles near you. It's unlike the experience you have when browsing to the Wikipedia website, because of the geotagged articles WikiMe searches for, you get articles related to a location.
You can use a postal code to search for a specific location. This feature is especially interesting when you want to read information about a place
you are going to or where you have been.
You can read articles in these languages:
English, Deutsch, Français, Español, Italiano, Português, Polski, Nederlands, Esperanto, Suomi, Svenska, Norsk, Japanese.
Highlights of WikiMe:
- Search articles for your current location
- Search articles for a postal code
- Nearby photos for selected article
- Mapview for nearby photos
- User defined radius and maximum number of search results
- Bookmark interesting articles
- Map view for viewing articles or bookmarks
- Landscape mode for articles, mapview
- Multi language articles
- Send interesting articles to friends by Email
"WikiMe is a neat little app that displays those Wikipedia articles for locations close to you. Final Statement: FUN! Definitely worth getting." www.whatsoniphone.com
"Awesome stuff for touring, or just learning more about your city, especially if you live in a large metro area with lots of tagged articles. And it's a buck." us.gizmodo.com
What's New in Version 1.3.1
- Fixed a small bug which prevented from connecting sometimes.
Great idea, but missing substance
Seems this app is tuned mostly to pull Wiki articles for cities only. I just recently took a multi-state trip, and had hopes of using it to read about nearby historic interests as well as other items besides just about the city I was in. I know there is so much more on Wikipedia; I just don't understand why the app does not retrieve more results...?
Not worth 99 cents
i was unhappy with this software because it links to wikipedia subjects in a normal viewing format and not in a mobile format. it recommends viewing in a mobile format but does not link you there. if it did lauch the subjects in a format you can easily read on my itouch it would have been much better.
Great concept, but the reading is a bit painful. I would render the wiki text in a mobile friendly format so you don't have to zoom in to read. Also the app lags a lot.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Jan 23, 2009
- Version: 1.3.1
- Size: 0.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Supportware
- © 2008 Supportware
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.