REQUIREMENTS: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.0 or later
Qwiki - Wikipedia quick facts tour guide
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Hey there, so glad to meet you! I'm Qwiki - a location based quick facts generator. Let me show you around, introduce you to some spicy facts on your current location and some pictures that were taken nearby for better visualization. You think of me as your new travelling companion who just happens to be a tour guide!
Are you tired of scrolling through full articles when all you really need are a few short interesting sentences to help you know whats going on?
Want the get some quick facts on your surroundings in seconds?
Too much data to process? No more.
I deal out quick and interesting facts concisely summarized from relevant nearby geo-tagged Wikipedia articles.
How is this possible?
I'm equipped with Advanced Positioning Algorithms, Text-Mining, Reverse Geo-Coding and users' feedback to make your life easier by extracting only the most useful and relevant information from Wikipedia.
You can think of it as if I read all the Wikipedia articles that represent places (this took me some time!), wrote down the interesting facts, categorized them, and then arranged them to be ready to be presented to you at the click of a button as you stroll by. I'm always improving according to your votes and the votes of others so tell me how I'm doing and help me to make information more accessible and easier to read for you and for everyone else.
Qwiki also offers these advanced features:
•Share the quick-facts with your friend on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc...) and make them jealous.
•Watch Photos that were taken nearby
•Direct access to Wikipedia Articles near you
•Featured Map containing nearby Points Of Interest
•Relocation of your virtual presence
•Gestures and orientations support
Anywhere, Everywhere.[Supporting all of planet earth as to version 1.0]
Known problems: iPhone 3g with iOS4 - please wait for update.
Fixed iPods & 3g crashes
Added functionality - add your own facts from the map view
Added information to mapView