New Wikipedia App Does Knowledge Right

It’s always great to see an app get the metro styling right. It’s doubly great to see an app for a useful site like Wikipedia get the metro styling right, but that’s just what Rudy Huyn has accomplished with his new Wikipedia app. The app is of course, not an official Wikipedia app for Windows Phone, but if the Wikimedia Foundation were interested in having an official app on the platform, they’d be stupid not to talk to Huyn about his new Wikipedia app.

The app has no ads and is completely free, making it the best Wikipedia app on the marketplace right now. I don’t know about you, but one site I always manage to visit in my daily activities is Wikipedia, since there are any manner of things I may want to know. Other highlights of the app include:

  • View wikipedia articles around your location
  • Search in 100 languages
  • Offline mode to view article without Internet connection
  • Display the summary of the article
  • Find your favorite articles
  • View previous versions of article
  • Simply share a article on Facebook, Twitter, by mail or by generating a QRCode
  • Support Pocket (formerly Read It Later) and Instapaper

Interested? Hit the button below to download the app.


  • Oh wow, that looks like a native app. I hope Wikipedia picks up on this.