The most popular encyclopedia in the history of mankind can not only help solve a crossword puzzle, write an essay or resolve an erudite dispute, but also become an assistant in getting to know the sights of an unfamiliar place.
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While on vacation, curious tourists massively explore cultural and natural monuments around the world. At the same time, not everyone is satisfied with the stories of the guides, generously flavored with myths and conjectures, designed for the average traveler inexperienced in knowledge. Naturally, you can find a lot of travel guide apps in the App Store, but not every city has at least one well-developed tourist route.
Wikipedia, of course, is not a 100% reliable source of factual information, but no other resource can compete with it in terms of the ratio of the quantity and quality of materials. Therefore, using the Wiki mobile application to search for attractions and their detailed descriptions is very useful, convenient and free.
It is noteworthy that the Wikipedia iOS application has more functionality than the Android version – by going to the Places tab and allowing the program to use geolocation data, the user can view not only objects located in the immediate vicinity, but also any other attractions around the world.
To find a specific attraction, go to the tab “Places” and enter its name in the search box. If necessary, press the button “To read” to view an article about the required object.
Having opened the area around the desired attraction on the map, all known popular places will be displayed.
Moreover, each wiki article can be saved for later offline viewing.
In order to easily find saved articles, you can create thematic reading lists.
In order for all saved articles to be synchronized between all your devices, register on Wikipedia and log into the application.
The only noticeable drawback of the Wikipedia application as a tourist guide is the impossibility of building a route, but in general, a virtual encyclopedia can be an excellent guide for curious tourists.
Download Wikipedia for iPhone and iPad (App Store)