Nearest Wiki is your very own information portal in Augmented Reality view.
This is the perfect app for you to find interesting places around you. Use it at home and or on holiday and see amazing nearby places and tap through to read the full Wikipedia article. And it works in any country, anywhere in the world.
Just pick up your phone and spin around!
Uses ARKit and now supports over 30+ languages.
App store description is now in multiple languages
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Great idea but needs many improvements
I've used this app on and off for a while, first on an 3GS and now on an iPhone 4. Nice that you can scroll a stack of pages that appear in the same direction your facing. The Wikipedia pages come up as dark translucent boxes with a fine white font but the text can be particularly difficult to read if you have too much background detail in your camera view. There is also currently no way of changing the font weight or size to make the text more readable. It would be great if the page background went opaque when you touched on it or may be even zoomed in slightly as well. There also don't seem to have been many updates over time.
A pity really... a great idea wasted so far!
One to certainly show your iPhone off with!
This incredibly jaw-dropping app is a must if you are a) inquisitive about your surroundings b) showing off your 'phone to someone considering buying one. Walking around, it is absolutely amazing how much information can be picked up about buildings, monuments etc. around you. This is really helpful when you find yourself in an unfamiliar place. I even tried this whilst mobile in a car, (as a passenger, I hasten to add!), and it worked perfectly. Having 3GS is beneficial here, as I assume it makes use of the built-in compass, given that my orientation in relation to a static object appearing on-screen is spot-on!
A little buggy, but could be great
Hovering Wikipedia links in a realtime camera view is pretty cool! BUT:
1. Occasionally the app doesn't work as expected, and just loads to a Google Maps view instead of the camera view.
2. The location search can time out without producing any hovering Wikipedia links in the camera view, although that could be an iPhone rather than app bug.
3. Unfortunately (for me at least), selecting a Wikipedia page link doesn't seem to work at the moment. The page loading just seems to time out, although the small hovering versions are displaying just fine.
- 9.7 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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- © 2019 acrossair
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.