Wikipedia launches iOS app, Android app gets update

Wikipedia launches iOS app

Wikipedia launches iOS appFew months back, Wikipedia had launched Android app which got good user response and 2.25 million downloads just in 2 months since it was released. After the success of Android app, now Wikipidia has announced an app for iOS devices too.

This new app for iOS devices is similar to the app for Android. It is based on the similar code but user interface is inline. This app has followinf features:

  • Search suggestions
  • Full text search
  • “Did you mean?” results
  • Saving pages for offline viewing
  • Share pages via Twitter, Facebook
  • Save pages to Read It Later
  • Read current page in other languages
  • Map integration to view nearby articles
  • View location of current article + nearby articles in a map
  • Set the default language
  • Navigation history features
  • … and some more!

This new app is available to download for free from iTunes.

Along with a new app for iOS devices, Wikimedia has also updated the app for Android devices and added many requested features in this newer version of the app.

Major features in this release include:

  • Quick Search Bar integration
  • Open Wikipedia URLs from any application using the Wikipedia app
  • Full Text Search and ‘Did you Mean?’ correction support
  • A much better tablet interface
  • App can be moved to SD Card
  • … and plenty of bug fixes!

This updated version of the app is available to download from Google Play.


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