I don’t stumble across or download a lot of new apps these days. In September last year though, at the Typo Days in Cologne, I have seen an ace talk by Frank Rausch, who later also spoke at beyond tellerrand in Berlin (<- links to the video of his talk). In his talk he spoke about his app and how he dealt with typographic hurdles and difficulties, when it came to displaying all the information that Wikipedia provides in a good to use and good to read, but also beautiful way. As I was curious, I bought his app right after the talk and am happy to suggest you to do the same.
His app, called V for Wikipedia, is not only one of the best designed apps I have seen for a while, when it comes to typography and how he displays information from Wikipedia, but it also is a lot of fun to use with extra feature, you don’t have when using Wikipedia directly. It is so much fun to use, that since I got it, I must have convinced at least 25 people (if not more) to also get it, only by showing them how I use it, when we are out in a city. I love the “Nearby Places” feature and often use it, when I am somewhere for an event and want to check what else is interesting around me, to explore a few places. Of course the reading experience is fantastic as well, as I said earlier. V for Wikipedia supports a lot of different languages and it is super easy to switch from one to another – in my case often between Englisch and German.
Visit Frank’s V for Wikipedia website and check all the features in detail to get an impression. But honestly, if you use Wikipedia usually, you’ll love this app. And if you don’t use Wikipedia, you’ll do from now on ;)
One of the best things on the web out there (Wikipedia, and V)Continue reading
Oh, toll! Danke!Continue reading
indeed, a very cool app! Looking forward to make great use of it in New Zealand soon. :)Continue reading
No Android version. Luckily the native Wikipedia-App for Android is overall good.Continue reading
I don't need an Android version 😃Continue reading
Marc Thiele No Platform war please. Use whatever you like. I really don't care. ;-)Continue reading
That's what I said ;) Not religious about plattforms either. Just written about a lovely app.Continue reading
Marc Thiele I didn't criticized your article. ;-) Loved, reading it and wanted to try it out. This was my feedback of the attempt. 😜Continue reading
I just bought it and it's all your fault, Marc Thiele! :D :PContinue reading
That is something, that makes Raureif happy I guess ;)Continue reading
It looks very lovely and I'm sure it will be worth the money. Thanks for the recommendation! :-)Continue reading
Gekauft! ✅👌🏻 Deiner Hymne wegen und deswegen: http://www.students.uni-mainz.de/delmc005/menschen.html#LexikonContinue reading