Wikipedia App

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Wikipedia App
The Wikipedia mobile App logo
Wikipedia App view for iOS and Android devices
Type of site
Online encyclopedia
Country of originUnited States
OwnerWikimedia Foundation,
Written inLAMP platform[1]
view of the Wikipedia App on an Android-powered smartphone

The Wikipedia App is the official app of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia for mobile internet devices developed by the Wikimedia Foundation. As of 2015, it works under operating systems: Android (distributed via Google Play), BlackBerry (via BlackBerry World), IOS (via App Store), Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (via Microsoft Store). As of 2021, also works with Windows 10 and Windows 11 via Microsoft Store. The Wikimedia Foundation also released the official Wikimedia Commons application for uploading graphic images to Wikimedia Commons. At the same time, in addition to official applications, independent developers have released a large number of unofficial applications for Wikipedia reading, some of them download data directly from the Wikipedia site, other applications use the MediaWiki API.

References[change | change source]

  1. Chapman, Roger (September 6, 2011). "Top 40 Website Programming Languages". Archived from the original on September 22, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2011.