The existing Wikipedia app is fine, but there's nothing particularly special about it. Sure it's touch-friendly, and the interface is clean, but that's about all it has to offer. Wikiweb, however, puts the millions upon millions of articles on the online encyclopedia into a larger perspective, by showing how they all relate to one another.
It's a Wikipedia reader that visualize each article's connections to one another through colorful, firework-like webs. Double tap a nodule to read an article, hold one down to dismiss a topic, or tap another to see it's connections grow like vines on the screen.
If you're bored, maybe you find yourself playing a game of Wikipedia roulette, browsing through various articles, just aimlessly reading. This gives that game some direction, by showing how topics connect. It's so pretty, and just enough like a game that I could lose hours just playing with this app. The way subjects relate might surprise you, and hey, you just might learn something. [Friends of the Web via SwissMiss]S
Download this app for:
- iOS, $4.99