Material Design has been the new trend setter for the modern Android devices and its related apps and framework, majority of apps out there for Android including Google’s own native apps have already adapted to this new guideline. No doubt, these new design terms have a brilliant impression on every user.
We all are well aware of the online free encyclopaedia – Wikipedia. It is used drastically over the world to search for anything and everything in over a long list of 280 different languages, so you never feel left out. It is a must for everyone, from a junior student to an office official, to a homemaker. Everyone can make a better use of Wikipedia, to find the information they need. Wikipedia for Android app offers a better and data effective browsing of the encyclopaedia, easy and more descriptive search results, In-app editing, View saved pages, nearby results, suggestions and much more to make out the best from your Android device. Wikipedia also provides another unique services for mobile devices, known as Wikipedia Zero. It offers zero data charges for the involved operators, all over the world.
Wikipedia is available for Android since a long time, but very recently the app has managed to come along the trend and get a complete makeover with the new material design. The latest update was released on 15th of January with the following changes and updates. The changelog is provided directly from the Play Store.
- Lead images: experience Wikipedia like never before with a prominent, contextually-relevant image and description at the top of articles
- Image gallery: tap on images to view them full-screen. Swipe left or right to browse other images within the article
- Read more: suggestions for further reading at the bottom of articles
- Search improvements: search results now have quick descriptions below them. There is also a history of your searches when the search box is empty
Here are my two cents on the new update. I have been a regular Wikipedia user, of course it’s a great source to the information I need, but I haven’t much liked the previous app, due to its sluggish & not up-to-date design, and forever loading time. But, receiving an update recently was a surprise and the best part was the new Material Design. So now, no need to open up the browser and type in the address, the app does it all and in a more organized better-than-ever manner. The changes provided above might not add up to long list, but there is a lot more to that, the app’s user interface is now more fluid and easy to handle. Just go ahead, click on the App box below and download the latest and updated Wikipedia for Android app completely free.
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