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Wikipedia

by Wikimedia Foundation
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

Price: £0.00 Price inclusive of VAT if applicable.
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Languages Supported:
Arabic, Chinese, Cornish, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.0-amazon-2014-08-13
  • - Enabled localization for Simplified and Traditional Chinese in the UI and in pages.
  • - Updated network requests to be more compatible with Google app search indexing.
  • - Improved appearance of Dark theme.
  • - Added "Today" item in the main menu.
  • - Show number of matches when finding in page.
  • - Removed flashing of empty message in saved pages/history screens during loading.
  • - Numerous minor bug/crash fixes.

Product details

  • ASIN: B0088P2A7A
  • Release Date: 4 Jun 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #296 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Save articles
  • Edit articles
  • Read articles in a different language
  • Speedy search by article title
  • Random article

Product Description

Official Wikipedia App. Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia containing more than 32 million articles in 280 languages, and is the most comprehensive and widely used reference work humans have ever compiled. The app has been rewritten from scratch. Read, save, and edit articles faster than ever before.

Features:
- Speed: Native app allows you to browse and edit Wikipedia faster than ever before.
- Editing: You can edit Wikipedia! Logged in or logged out, we thank you for all your contributions.
- Recent articles: We provide you with your reading history, so you can tap as many links as you like without ever getting lost.
- Saved articles: You can save select articles for offline reading and browse them even when you don't have a data connection.
- Share: Use your existing social networking apps to share in the sum of all human knowledge.
- Language support: The app allows you to seamlessly switch to reading Wikipedia written in any language.
- Table of contents: Jump to article sections with the Table of contents button (three horizontal lines button).
- Find in page: Look for text in the current article.
- Random article: Because users like you asked for it!
- Dark theme: Read easier at night.
- Wikipedia Zero: Data charges waived for participating mobile operators.

Send us your feedback about the app! In the menu, press "More", 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 pull requests! https://github.com/wikimedia/apps-android-wikipedia

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

Technical Details

  • Size: 2.3MB
  • Version: 2.0-amazon-2014-08-13
  • Developed By: Wikimedia Foundation (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful 3 Dec 2012
By Miss AL Holloway TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Wikipedia is such a useful website that I always get the app for it on every device that I own! The Kindle Fire version is superb with clear text and pictures, it is easy to navigate and simple to use. Glad to have this on the Kindle Fire, if you need quick and easy reference, look no further.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars useful little app 11 Nov 2012
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great little app to get all sorts of useful information.. yes you can get on the internet however this app puts it all at your finger tips.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful for one reason 27 Oct 2012
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While this app does't add anything more than what you get on the website, it's really useful for the simple reason that it keeps the site search permanently at the top of the screen, so less scrolling back up long articles to do a follow on search.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A necessity 17 Feb 2013
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Perfectly designed app. A real necessity for your tablet or phone. Works particularly well on my KFHD. Would be the app I use most frequently on a daily basis, either on a stand alone basis or via the book I'm reading. An essential download.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reference App 27 Mar 2013
By MFS
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Very similar to iPhone version which I regularly use. A quick and easy electronic reference book for practically anything or anybody.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Information App 23 Mar 2013
By Andrew McCann TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Wikipedia is an absolutely excellent app for accessing detailed information on just about anything.

It works very well indeed on my Kindle Fire HD and also on all my other Android devices and on my PC.

Cannot be faulted in any way. Keep it up, the Wikipedia team. Your efforts are much appreciated!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Darren
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Positives:
Great design.
Search tool stays at the top.
Very easy to navigate and browse.

Negatives:
Articles don't open in full - i.e. you have to click quite often to open up more content.
Being able to open more than one article at a time - i.e. tabbed wiki-ing, would be an improvement.

All in all, the positives far outweigh the negatives - it's a great app.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars essential for the kindle hd 27 Feb 2013
By Ash
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As a university student this is an essential app for the kindle. Easy access for a quick check of information!
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