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Description

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

Reviews:
"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

Version 1.3.1

- Fixed a small bug which prevented from connecting sometimes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5

256 Ratings

256 Ratings

Great Concept

bkx3

With the newest update, the "find local wikis" feature works perfectly, and I love it. I work in Hollywood, and it's great to check out the app when I'm out for lunch, or in a new part of town waiting for something to happen. Wikime is a great way to gleam historic and trivial knowledge of all the things that are right under your nose. Completely worth the $.99 admission fee.

(Original review for version 1 below)
I am yet to get this app to work at all. All I get to see is a white screen, and a spinning "loading" icon. Some people are saying that it only works over wifi, but that kind of defeats the purpose. .

Quite good. Just a few tweaks and it could be a 5-star App!

MJGuru

A very clever idea that is implemented well overall. Three thoughts to take this from 3 stars to 5:

1. In the settings, the radius search is in kilometers. It would be nice to have the option to set it to miles.
2. Some freezing (getting stuck on the spinning icon, or the program just quitting). It's not enough to be especially frustrating, but it is a hassle.
3. The searches bring up all nearby cities. If I'm in the middle of an urban sprawl, this comprises the majority of results. It would be great if there were a toggle to turn on/off cities and towns showing up in the results.

Like a neighborhood tour guide and historian in your palm

dkallan

This is great!!! If you live in a area such as NYC, dense with interesting locations and rich history, this app is fantastic. Walking around your own neighboorhood or exploring somewhere else, the history and trivia of the area automatically bubble to the surface--many of which I never would have known to look up in Wikipedia. That armory building in my neighborhood, for example: I've walked past it for years, even wondered about it, but now I know its role in the Civil War, the architects, even which movies were shot there.

I'd love to see something similar with Emporis (buildings, architecture, photos), and NYC Songlines (block-by-block history and trivia).

I would have given this 5 stars, but like many apps with embedded Safari, there is no landscape mode, making the Wikis hard to read. Thankfully, zoom is supported, but even zoomed to fit, the text is tiny.

Awesome app! Thanks!

Information

Seller
Supportware
Size
457.6 KB
Category
Lifestyle
Compatibility
Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2008 Supportware
Price
$0.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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