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Wikipedia Finally Releases Official Application To Android Market

If you have been one of the millions waiting for an official Wikipedia app, the wait has finally come to an end. Inside the Wiki app you will find all the goodies that they have on the full site including their giant library of articles and even the ability to read them all in whichever language you desire. With the added ability to save an article for offline reading, you will never be without the information you need the most. It’s a good day to be a Wiki-holic.

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Cheers B-Rad!

  • Anonymous

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Bunker/13730921 Brandon Bunker

    Nice. Any better than Wikidroid?

  • Anonymous

    The official app doesn’t add to the universal search bar, the feature i’d like the most. I guess i’ll stick to Wikipedia QSB (quick search bar) 
    https://market.android.com/details?id=net.matt2000.android.search.wp

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOAnzYk379M samedayessay.com

    Interesting post. Thanks.

  • http://www.scaryuncledevin.com/ Devin Rodriguez

    Yay? Still seems like it’s just another Wiki app that encloses the mobile site. I’ll stick with Wiki Mobile, it’s free with no ads.

  • Anonymous

    Its about time….really. I hate wrap apps

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    why not just use google and get linked to mobile wiki site

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand the need for apps like this. Is the browser that frustrating that people need an app for a website? Just wondering…

    • Anonymous

      it can be.  i haven’t used this app yet, but I’m crossing my fingers hoping it comes with a search widget so that all i have to do is type what i want on my homescreen and press a button.

      I have a bookmark for wikipedia and using LPP I just swipe up on my browser icon to open the bookmarks and click the link to wikipedia.  You have to wait for it to load and then navigate to the search bar, type in what you want to search for, and press the button.

      It’s just slower to open the browser first, but it’s not that big of a deal.  I suppose the offline caching of articles could be pretty useful, but overall it’s not that big of a step forward.

      • Anonymous

        so no search widget, and no easy way to access full desktop articles…

        i’ll keep it around on the off chance they integrate those two things fairly soon.  The widget should be easy and the desktop site should either be an option off of a menu press or just a link at the bottom of each article.

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for the explanation. Makes more sense to me now.

  • Ytram

    They should have charged for it. They’re always asking for money and this would help

    • Ytram

      Oh, and then people could pirate it! Where’s your #SOPA now?

  • Anonymous

    About time.

  • Anonymous

    Off topic – click the ad for the droid Razr you see on this site for $199,  Takes you to the 32GB version for $249.  Verizon can’t get anything right.
    Love the app by the way!

    • Evan Knofsky

      The 16GB version is 199$, so atleast that partially got the ads right :P

  • http://twitter.com/_cannon Derek Raguindin
  • Marvin de Pano

    Works great, except it flickers a lot when you leave the keyboard cursor on the search field. Using Gnex LTE

  • marty jones

    This is the encyclopedia sire anyone can edit, right? Anyone can revise history there?

    • Anonymous

      /remove tinfoil hat.

  • Florynce

    Lol. It’s not a good day to be a wikiholic. It’s offline all day.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly what I was going to post.

      • Anonymous

        just the english desktop version

  • Lmrojas

    F*CK #SOPA .does the app work today?

    • Anonymous

      mobile versions and apps were never blocked, just english desktop wikipedia

  • http://www.facebook.com/full.of.hart Lawrence Richard Hart

    Perfect! just in time for it not work! Thanks SOPA!

  • Anonymous

    Hm, it’s quite intriguing, but I’m sticking w/ Wapedia. It’s multi-wiki architecture is amazing. Fallout wiki, Bulbapedia, Mass Effect wiki, etc…

    • Derek Weber

      I concur, Wapedia is the cat’s pajamas. That’s where I discovered the Futurama wiki and all my dreams came true.

      • Anonymous

        I absolutely love every word in that comment (in their context).

  • Trolololo

    LOL AT TEH IRONY

  • http://twitter.com/Erlack88 Erlack88

    Wikipedia releases an app the day they are shut down to protest SOPA?

    • Andrew

      Also found that to be odd

      • http://twitter.com/EricErk Eric

        Twas released 4days ago…

    • http://www.theandroidsite.com benmarvin

      The mobile site and API were never shut down. The app should work normally.