Wikipedia app update will keep you pleasantly occupied for hours


The latest Wikipedia mobile update brings exploration to the fore.
The latest Wikipedia mobile update brings exploration to the fore.
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Whether you’re into a quick search for needed information or a deep dive down the rabbit hole of a massive topic of your own choosing, chances are you’ll spend a bit of time on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia’s new iOS app update today will help you with both use cases, letting you drill down to a single bit of knowledge as well as leaning back and enjoying your exploration of the online portal’s over 36 million articles.

The biggest new feature added to the iOS app is an Explore feed, which “provides a central place for personalized and constantly updating content.” This content includes a featured article of the day, the top articles read, a picture of the day, a list of random articles, articles about nearby happenings, and a recommended article section based on stuff you’ve already read.

It’s like Apple News or Flipboard, only limited to Wikipedia articles.

With this latest update, you can read a random article, search, see articles from near you, and even continue reading the last article you were on from the Home screen with 3D Touch. Spotlight functionality (along with voice-search via Siri) has been added as well, and you can even use emojis to look for articles.

Offline reading is possible with the Wikipedia app, as are new image galleries with high resolution photos ready for your perusal. Sharing is as easy as ever with share links out to social media, text messages, or email. Handoff will ensure you can continue reading a Wikipedia article on your iPad that you started on your iPhone, too.

Wikipedia’s iOS app is ready to download, or can be updated right on your iPhone or iPad.

Via: TechCrunch