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Official Wikipedia App for iOS. Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia containing more than 20 million articles in 280 languages, and is the most comprehensive and widely used reference work humans have ever compiled.
Features: Save article to read later or offline, Search articles nearby, Share articles, Read article in a different language, Full text search and more!
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The code is 100% open source and community built. If you are a developer and good at JS/HTML5, then come fork https://github.com/wikimedia/WikipediaMobile
What's New in Version 3.3.1
* Localization updates
* Updated user-agent string
Started off great - now won't work??
I thoroughly enjoyed using this app when I first downloaded it, having quick and easy access on my iTouch to any information I wanted to look up, and presented in a simple and accessible format. Now, though, the app claims not to be connected to the Internet even though I know my WiFi signal is working fine. Everything else on my iPod works with the Internet - except this. And nothing's changed about the network or anything that could have possibly caused this. I hope an update or bug fix is issued soon! It's very annoying!
Poor Search Feature
The app works fine if you type in the exact title of an article but if you attempt to do a search via key words (which isn't an article title) you just get a busy icon and it never provides feedback on a result or possible results (you just end up staring at the screen until realising it isn't going anywhere). Such an important feature for a database has been poorly implemented which is why I find the app very difficult to use and most of the time just end up using the website itself. I'm not sure if this is a bug or just bad coding but it has yet to be resolved in the last few months I've been using the app.
Just downloaded this app, and I think it's fabulous! Being visually impaired, I love that I can change the font size and set it to white text on a black background. I will be using the app often. Wish more apps were this accessible for VI.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: 04 April 2013
- Version: 3.3.1
- Size: 5.2 MB
- Languages: English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
- Developer: Wikimedia Foundation
- © Wikimedia Foundation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.