Wikipedia
Wikimedia Foundation
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The official Wikipedia Android app is designed to help you find, discover, and explore knowledge on Wikipedia. Settle a bet with a friend by doing a quick search through the app, or dive into featured articles, images, recommended articles, and more using the explore feed. With more than 39 million articles in nearly 300 languages, your favorite free online encyclopedia is now at your fingertips.

Features:

Explore feed - The new ‘explore feed’ offers recommended and constantly updating Wikipedia content right on the home screen, including trending articles, current events, suggested reading, and more.

Voice-integrated search - Easily find what you’re looking for with a prominent search bar at the top of the app, including voice-enabled search on your device.

Nearby - Learn more about what’s around you by selecting points on an interactive map to see articles related to your current and nearby location.

Language support - Seamlessly switch to reading any language-supported Wikipedia, either by changing the language of the current article, or changing your preferred search language while searching.

Link previews - Tap on an article to preview it, without losing your place in what you’re currently reading. Press and hold a link to open it in a new tab, allowing you to keep reading the current article without losing your place, and switch to the new tab when you're ready.

Table of contents - swipe left on any article to bring up the table of contents, which lets you jump to article sections easily.

Reading lists - Organize the articles you browse into reading lists, which you can access even when you're offline. Create as many lists as you like, give them custom names and descriptions, and populate them with articles from any language wiki.

Image gallery - Tap on an image to view the image full-screen in high resolution, with options to swipe for browsing additional images.

Definitions from Wiktionary - Tap-and-hold to highlight a word, then tap the "Define" button to see a definition of the word from Wiktionary.

Wikipedia Zero - Access Wikipedia for Android free of data charges for participating mobile operators. (link to participating operators).

Send us your feedback about the app! In the menu, press "Settings", then "About the Wikipedia app", then "Send app feedback".

The code is 100% open source. If you have experience with Java and the Android SDK, then we look forward to your contributions! https://github.com/wikimedia/apps-android-wikipedia

By using this app, you agree to the automatic transmission of crash reports to a third-party service provider. If you would like to disable this feature, please press "Settings," then toggle off "Send crash reports" under the General section.
Explanation of permissions needed by the app: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/Android_FAQ#Security_and_Permissions

Privacy policy: https://m.wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_policy

Crash report third-party service provider privacy policy: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement/OnlineServices/Default.aspx

Terms of Use: https://m.wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Terms_of_Use

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports 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.

Content rating: Everyone

Requires OS: Varies with device

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Jun 11, 2014

Great Reference App

Wikipedia is the mobile version of the online encyclopedia of the same name. Wikipedia offers over 20 million articles covering every topic imaginable in over 200 languages.

The app version opens with an article of the day as the homepage, and a search bar at the top. Unlike the online version, the mobile version has word prediction when the user is typing in their query and displays the search results as tabs to choose from.

While browsing through the app, users can save pages to read offline, share pages with friends through social channels,and change to the text to a different language.

A cool feature of the app is the “nearby” function. Using the user’s GPS, the app will display articles that are relevant to their location as well as articles that may need some tweaking.

For instance, an article about a historical church that is near the user’s location needs a picture to accompany it. The user can snap a picture and upload it to the page. However, unlike the website, the mobile version does not allow the user to make edits to an article.


Pros
Easy to search

Cons
Can’t edit postings in mobile version.

Bottom Line
Just like the website, the mobile version is very clean and it’s simple to search. The mobile version is just as good as the website and if you frequent Wikipedia, you’ll enjoy this app.

Recommend Download.

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