WikiMobile Encyclopedia lets you bring Wikipedia on the road

Sep 10, 2010

How much do two million Wikipedia articles weigh? About as much as your Android phone. WikiMobile Encyclopedia delivers the content of Wikipedia to your phone in an Android app. It works, but it’s not the only game in town for accessing Wikipedia material over a cell phone.

QuickPedia – offer similar functionality. Also, the mobile web site for Wikipedia, which you can access over your phone’s Web browser, works pretty darn well. One of the key differences between WikiMobile and the mobile Wikipedia web site is simply moving within an article. On the mobile web site you scroll up and down, and in WikiMobile you page forward and backward.

Finally, those interested in Wikipedia articles in languages other than English – and Wikipedia supports multiple languages – had best look elsewhere as WikiMobile only displays English language content.

Overall, I liked the fact that WikiMobile worked fast and reliably, but no feature made it stand out over the competition, so I rate it an “eh” of three out of five bars.

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