LoboWiki – Wikipedia Reader: Simplicity plus convenience for focus on reading

by 1 year ago

No matter how clear your mobile Android device’s screen may be, whether Super AMOLED or Super LCD, it wouldn’t make much of a difference in reading if your screen is cluttered with unnecessary widgets and other stuff that could draw away your focus. This is precisely the purpose that reader apps are trying to serve, providing comfortable zones for your reading. LoboWiki is an app of this sort, dedicated to letting you digest Wikipedia content easily with a neat and intuitive interface, not to mention that it’s holo-powered for a better visual experience. LoboWiki is an app designed for users…

Wikipedia Blackout Over, Official Android App Launched

by 2 years ago

All day, we’ve been hearing nothing but updates on the SOPA. Quite frankly, I understand the cause and intention of the act. However, it is no longer a good idea—especially the number of people who are already using the internet not just for entertainment but for work and communication with their friends and family members. I do not support SOPA. Just like me, there are several others who feel a strong dislike for the act. In fact, Wikipedia has already shown their protest to the act by having a Wikipedia Blackout for a day. But after a day, they are…

Wikipedia Down for 24 Hours – Here Are Some Mobile Friendly Alternatives

by 2 years ago

With the recent talk of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, people seem scared of a recent bill that the U.S Government could pass. The “Stop Online Piracy Act” could be beneficial in some ways to stop pirated goods distribution, however it could hurt major global websites. Mozilla, WordPress, and many others join the fight to stop the negative aspects of the bill such as censorship of freedom of expression and resource shutdowns. In protest, Wikipedia will be shutting down its English website for 24 hours on Wednesday, January 18, including the mobile redirect. However, if you are in need of easy…

Location-based Browsing of Wikipedia Using Wikihood for Android

by 2 years ago

If you have read Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days and like to explore unknown regions of the world, the Android Market has an app that lets you travel and discover the world using your Android device without your having to leave the comfort of your seat. The Wikihood app integrates the knowledge of Wikipedia and the directions of Google Maps to make your virtual travels fun and educational. Unlike searching through a massive collection of web content, the Wikihood app shows relevant information based on the map or the location you are searching for. Utilizing advanced semantic…