Free iOS App Today: WikiWatch – Wikipedia Edition



*** Note that WikiWatch requires an Apple Watch to operate ***

WikiWatch brings the facts and figures of your immediate surroundings straight to your wrist, backed by the powerful combination of GPS and Wikipedia!

WikiWatch knows where you are, and presents you with the 25 Wikipedia entries most closely related to your location. You can read the introduction for each entry on your Apple Watch, which includes a map to its location. Options are also available to open the full entry on Safari on your phone, or to save the entry to read later. Saved entries to read later are displayed within the iPhone app, time and date stamped with when you saved them.

WikiWatch is fun and easy to use!

Standing in front of an unknown structure and want to know all about it? Raise your wrist and open up WikiWatch!

In the middle of a strange town and want to know what interesting places and things are around? Raise your wrist and open up WikiWatch!

Heck, wherever you are, raise your wrist and open up WikiWatch to learn something new!

Wikipedia is available in multiple languages, and WikiWatch is capable of handling them all. Choose to query any of the following Wikipedia databases: Cebuano, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish or Vietnamese. (Did we miss one you want? Drop us a line and we'll add it!)

We hope you have fun with WikiWatch! Please let us know what other interesting uses you have found for it!


Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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