WikiSearch Cydget – Search Wikipedia from your Lock Screen

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

##ICON_NAME## WikiSearch is a Cydget that allows the ability to search Wikipedia right from your lock screen.

Once installed, you can go into the stock Settings application under Cydget and enable WikiSearch. You will then be able to search Wikipedia directly from your lock screen. To search, just tap on the search bar and type in your search term(s). It will display the mobile version of Wikipedia on your lock screen. You are able to scroll through the page, click on links, view images… etc. You are not able to zoom in on the page but other than that, it has most of the functionality you would normally have.
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Wikitude – Wikipedia Augmented Reality Application

Available In: App Store       Price: Free  

Wikitude Yesterday Wikitude, a Wikipedia augmented reality application, hit the App Store. A quick wiki definition of Augmented Reality – “a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with-, or augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery – creating a mixed reality”

Augment your world with the Wikitude World Browser, the acclaimed android application is now finally available on the iPhone. See the world through your phone’s camera view overlaid with Wikipedia content, Qype reviews and user-generated content from (

The WIKITUDE World Browser presents the user with data about their surroundings, nearby landmarks, and other points of interest by overlaying information on the screen of the iPhone.

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Wikipedia Release Official App Store Application – Wikipedia Mobile

Available In: App Store       Price: Free  

Wikipedia Mobile Today, Wikipedia launches an official application in the App Store titled Wikipedia Mobile. If you are like me, you have been been using third party Wikipedia applications for some times now. The official Wikipedia app is very simple… we are talking the basics here. It displays your search results in a nice iPhone and iPod touch format other than that, not a lot of features.

You are able to go back to the top of the page using an arrow option, refresh the page and view your search history. That’s about it. The app is “open source and community built” and if you are good at JS/HTML5, you can join in the developing efforts. [Read more…]