WikiMe – Review

On September 24, 2008

App Type: Uncategorized

WikiMe – Review

Our rating:

By: Supportware

Version #: 1.1

Date Released: 2008-08-03


Price: 1.99

User Rating:

Take one part Wikipedia add one part iPhone location feature, stir gently and bake for 30 minutes and you get…

WikiMe is a neat little app that displays those Wikipedia articles for locations close to you.

Using either your current location or a zip code, WikiMe searches for geotagged Wikipedia articles connected to locations near you.

Want to learn the history of the town you are currently in? WkiMe makes it easy.

Want to discover interesting places near you? WikiMe had you covered.

Want to see pictures of the park down the street? WikiMe…

Available articles include those in English, Deutsch, Français, Español, Italiano, Português, Polski and more.

With WikiMe you can…
– Search articles for your current location
– Search articles for a postal code
– User defined radius and maximum number of search results
– Bookmark interesting articles
– View a map to show the origin of places noted in articles
– Easily email articles

Using WikiMe I learned more about my town in five minutes than I had in the five years I have lived here. It is a great little app and best of all it is inexpensive. 

Quick Take

Value:  High
Would I Buy Again:  Yes
Learning Curve: Low
Who is it for:  Anyone who wants to use their iPhone 3G to find places of interest near by.
What I like:  Innovative merger of the iPhone’s location-feature and Wikipedia, easy to use, potentially uncovers places of interest that would otherwise be missed.
What I Don’t: Works best with the 3G’s GPS chip, would be less accurate with first gen iPhone or Touch. When opening full Wikipedia article it uses the normal web page which is difficult to read. It would be much better to render it in an optimized form.

Final Statement:  FUN! Definitely worth getting.

Read the Developer's Notes:
WikiMe is a fun and interesting way to find Wikipedia articles for your current location or a postal code of your choice. By default WikiMe uses the current location found by your device to search for geotagged Wikipedia articles near you. It's unlike the experience you have when browsing to the Wikipedia website, because of the geotagged articles WikiMe searches for, you get articles related to a location.

You can use a postal code to search for a specific location. This feature is especially interesting when you want to read information about a place you are going to or where you have been.
You can read articles in these languages: English, Deutsch, Français, Español, Italiano, Português, Polski, Nederlands
Highlights of WikiMe:- Search articles for your current location- Search articles for a postal code
- User defined radius and maximum number of search results- Bookmark interesting articles- Map view for viewing articles or bookmarks- Multi language articles- Send interesting articles to friends by EmailWikiMe provides you with a new and interesting way to read location-based Wikipedia articles.O U R   T A K E . . .

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