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App Mix: Wikipedia, NPR, Discovery, iBurgh

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, August 18, 2009
News Categories: Apps + Games

The Wikipedia Foundation has released its official Wikipedia Mobile application for the iPhone and iPod touch. The app is described as being “very simple and very fast,” with features expected to be added to future versions based on requests. In addition, the foundation claims the code for the application is 100% open source and community built, adding that any programmer with Javascript and HTML5 experience is welcome to help work on the code. Wikipedia Mobile is available now as a free download from the App Store. [via Mac Rumors]

National Public Radio has launched its new NPR News application for the iPhone and iPod touch. Developed by the MPR Mobile team and Bottle Rocket Apps, NPR News relies on location services or a zip code search to let users locate the nearest NPR station. The app also allows users to search by station or by program, letting them connect to more than 1,000 live or on-demand streams of NPR stations, including popular programs such as All Things Considered, Car Talk, and Morning Edition. In addition, it also offers a customizable playlist feature, which lets users select, organize and time-shift their favorite NPR programs or stories. NPR News is available now as a free download.

Discovery Communications has introduced its new Discovery Channel application for the iPhone and iPod touch. The free application offers users access to a collection of video clips from some of the network’s shows, including Mythbusters, Man vs. Wild, and Cash Cab, along with a collection of quizzes, photo galleries, programming schedules and updates from Discovery News. Users may also share content via email and save favorites for later viewing. The Discovery Channel application is available now.

YinzCam has released iBurgh, a new application for the iPhone that allows Pittsburgh residents to report problems to the city. The application lets users take photographs of problems, such as graffiti, potholes, traffic issues, and more, automatically geotagging the image to allow officials to know exactly where the problem is, and sending it to the city’s 311 complaint system. iBurgh is available now and is a free download.

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1

The Wipipedia App seems super slow to me. It definitely needs a little work.

Wikitap is about twice as fast.

Posted by ort on August 18, 2009 at 12:24 PM (PDT)

2

I tried the Wikipedia app. It’s very basic, and at the present time, there’s no compelling reason to use it.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on August 18, 2009 at 2:36 PM (PDT)

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