Wikipedia Introduces iPhone App

Information on the go has a new friend in Wikipedia. The non-profit Wikimedia Foundation has rolled out the long awaited iPhone and iPod Touch application for Wikipedia. As expected, the free app culls information from the massive (and still growing) user-generated online encyclopedia known as...

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Information on the go has a new friend in Wikipedia.

The non-profit Wikimedia Foundation has rolled out the long awaited iPhone and iPod Touch application for Wikipedia.

As expected, the free app culls information from the massive (and still growing) user-generated online encyclopedia known as Wikipedia, which is already composed of approximately three million English-language entries.

The Wikipedia app was created using Rhomobile’s Rhodes mobile application development framework.

For now, users can read and review content on mobile phone formatted pages of Wikipedia but editing and adding content via the app is not yet possible at this time.

So there’s room for growth. And it seems growth is on the horizon for this particular app.

“It is a platform we are going to build on. The sky is the limit–we can do whatever we want,” says Wikimedia spokesperson Jay Walsh

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