An official Wikipedia app for iPhone has been launched – bringing the online encyclopedia even closer to your fingertips.
Although accessing Wikipedia is not hard through an iPhone, and there have been past apps to accomplish such a thing, but this is the first official foray into the iTunes App store from Wikimedia – the company behind Wikipedia.
Spread free knowledge
"Our mission is to spread free knowledge; we want to do everything we can to meet and embrace that audience," Jay Walsh told AFP.
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"Everybody recognises with the growth of mobile tools globally that this is how people access information."
Wikimedia insists that its pared down functionality is to keep things speedy and simple – rather than bringing oodles of option that you rarely use.
The application, as you may expect, is free – and available now for those who have burning questions that you need answering (unless its about who's dead and who is alive).