I’ve never been a fan of Wikipedia’s iOS app because it’s basically such a piece of you-know-what. Available since August 2009, the software’s never managed to win me over.
Put simply, it’s always felt to me like a hastily written web app, because that’s essentially what it is. But not anymore. Say ‘hello’ to the much-improved Wikipedia Mobile 4.0, now available as a truly native app for the iPhone and iPad.
Yup, no longer is Wikipedia on iOS a second-class citizen that wraps a basic web browser inside some iOS code!
The Wikipedia foundation has built the new version from the ground up for speed and it shows – everything is a lot snappier. There’s a super-convenient table of contents sidebar but more importantly, now you can edit Wikipedia in the palm of your hand.
Moreover, Wikipedia Mobile makes it easy to switch to reading Wikipedia written in another language and the app is now available in more languages than before.
Jump past the fold for the full reveal…