By Wikimedia Foundation
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Search, read, and explore Wikipedia with the official Wikipedia app for iOS. Find the information you need now, or dive down a Wikipedia rabbit hole– take a journey through the knowledge that interests you most. With more than 36 million articles in nearly 300 languages, your favorite free online encyclopedia is now at your fingertips. Curious? Check out the App features below.
Explore feed - The new ‘Explore feed’ provides a central place for personalized and constantly updating content including:
- Featured article of the day
- Top read articles
- Picture of the day
- Random articles
- Nearby articles
- Recommended articles based on what you’ve read
Easy touch navigation, including 3D touch - Multi-touch gestures like swipe, tap, and 3D Touch features help complete essential tasks more quickly and simply.
Spotlight and Emoji search - Find the information you’re looking for more easily with improved search, including the ability to search saved articles using Spotlight and voice-enabled search from your device. You can even search with your favorite emojis!
Save articles to read later - Save articles for reading later, even when you’re offline.
Image galleries - Enjoy high resolution image galleries and prominent article images as you navigate through the app.
Multilingual support - Search for and read Wikipedia articles written in any Wikipedia-supported language--there are nearly 300!
Share - Easily share articles, images, and facts from Wikipedia on social media or by email. Or use Handoff to continue reading articles across your iOS devices.
Want to know more behind the scenes of the Wikipedia mobile app for iOS? Check out these resources:
About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable organization funded mainly through donations. For more information, please visit our website: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home.
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What's New in Version 5.0.2
Did you notice that you can choose to have links to Wikipedia open in our great new app? Have you noticed this can sometimes cause your device to lag a bit or crash the app? Well so did we and so did Apple, so we worked together to fix it. Much smoother link launches now, especially for iOS 9.3 users. Happy linking!
And for all our readers not living in an English-speaking country, or if you might be bi-lingual, we've also made additional improvements with translations and localizations of the app. Detta tycker vi är underbart!
IS WIKIPEDIA AN APP????? NO X GOOGOLPLEX
This thing we all know and cannot get through a day without needing it is named WIKIPEDIA. It's now a staple in most people's lives who utilize the internet. I know personally I use it once or twice daily. If I need an information fix I may use it for hours simply reading extremely well done article after article. Once you get started using Wikipedia you too will see the high standards to which they hold themselves. From one of if not the longest article on Wikipedia, The line of succession to The British Throne to a dainty stub article and everything between is 110% Fascinating. They just have a way of making it all interesting. Lastly, most everything on the internet has been reduced to an app or application. Well, Wikipedia is by no means an app. In my opinion there is no pigeon hole one can fit Wikipedia into. It's an entity standing on its own. It's own merit, professionalism, high standards, non-biased writing style, its truth in sharing information via all information must be referenced. Can you tell I hold Wikipedia in high regard?
Give em a whirl? WHY? WHYNOT?
Probably should have left it alone
Sorry developers, I think this was a case of should have left well enough alone. One of Wikipedia's gifts seemed to be the ability to flip through random articles until you got to one that interested you. Now not only is that left to the very bottom of the page but it's buried below more and more of recommendations based on prior articles left and what seems to be an ever expanding list of articles of the day. It's note to be able to remove suggestions I guess, but I feel like one should have to be forced to do that. Appreciate the drive to keep things new and all, but this one didn't work for me.
After a little more use it seems like the articles and photos from each day since I installed the app are going to keep stacking up. With the random article at the bottom. Again, that being a feature I like about the website, it seems even more that this rewrite doesn't work. I don't want to but I'm sure that this one is going to be deleted from my phone quite soon. A real shame, it had potential.
A bit buggy with a HORRIBLE bug report system
App can crash when accessing certain pages. The app remembers the last page accessed, so attempts to reopen the app only result in crashes. You have to follow a Wikipedia link from a webpage to some other article that will open the app and break the loop. (If you really want to crash your app, go ahead and use it to look up satellite flare. Don't say you weren't warned.)
Reporting a serious bug like this is nearly impossible. Wikimedia has its own convoluted system for such things that isn't even built into the app itself. I only managed to find HOW they wanted the bug info presented, not where to submit it. I don't have time to jump through hoops. So, unless some Wiki-savvy guru hits the same bug I found, it's unlikely to be fixed.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Mar 29, 2016
- Version: 5.0.2
- Size: 14.7 MB
- Languages: English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Arpitan, Assamese, Asturian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Breton, Cambodian, Catalan, Central Kurdish, Chechen, Czech, Danish, Dimli (individual language), Dutch, Esperanto, Faeroese, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Hunsrik, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Karachay-Balkar, Korean, Kölsch, Lithuanian, Lower Sorbian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan, Oriya, Oromo, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Rinconada Bikol, Romanian, Russian, Scots, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Singhalese, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Upper Sorbian, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Yakut, Yiddish
- Seller: Wikimedia Foundation
- © 2016 Wikimedia Foundation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.