Wiki Tap is a wonderful and free Wikipedia app for the iPhone with lots of great features that ties together many pieces of data from around the web and grows it with its own user community. WikiTap uses special tools geared towards phone-centred community participation. Community members upload relevant videos, pictures and audio-commentaries into the larger knowledge community. A couple of truly unique features to WikiTap are:
– Question and Answers: Wiki Tap can answer common questions on the fly. For example: “gold at” finds the atomic mass of the Gold, and “cambo pop” gets population of Cambodia
– Spelling Corrections: Wiki Tap corrects errors as you type along the way. For example: “shwazzenegg” gets Arnold Schwarzenegger, and “sycholog” gets “psychology”.
Here are more great features in Wiki Tap iPhone app:
Easy Incremental Search – Autocomplete helps you narrow down your search terms as you type and results in faster searches.
Videos – most relevant YouTube videos associated with Wikipedia entries are shown to you in a scrolling band on the bottom of any page.
Use thumbs up and thumbs down buttons to show your approval of related social content such as photos and videos
Upload your own related photos either from your camera roll or take directly from the iPhone camera
The homepage always shows you local Wikipedia changes, this day in history, and more.
Definitions all have an audio pronunciation button, and retrieves results from Wiktionary.
Cached pages help low-bandwidth users
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