April 11, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Dublin, Ireland - WikiFlow, an app designed to burst the Internet 'filter bubble', has recently been updated. The 'filter bubble' phenomenon is of growing concern to Internet users as personalized search results and recommendation engines increasingly narrow the breadth of information we receive daily. To increase exposure to new ideas, WikiFlow provides a simple way of flowing through the depths of Wikipedia, giving an unbiased and unfiltered stream of topics.
WikiFlow is an innovative Wikipedia discovery app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. To burst the Internet 'filter bubble', WikiFlow selects and displays unfiltered Wikipedia articles in a continuous on-screen information feed. To investigate a topic further, simply touch the article name to display the full Wikipedia article. WikiFlow's trademark minimalist design ensures that visual distraction is eliminated so users can focus on the information stream in front of them.
"I was amazed to learn just how much our knowledge is limited by the sources we read", said developer Darragh Moriarty. "I set out to design an app to overcome that barrier by displaying an unfiltered information feed from the world's greatest encyclopedia, Wikipedia. It was critically important to remove all clutter and complexities from the app, so the information flow is clear, full-screen and easy to interact with. It really comes alive on the Retina display of the new iPad!"
WikiFlow's latest update boasts many new features. A history mode is now included, allowing users to view articles that have disappeared off-screen before getting a chance to interact with them. The app is now fully compatible with the Retina display, ensuring smooth and sharp graphics on the new iPhone and iPad. Many design improvements have been incorporated into this update, including a guided tour for first-time users of WikiFlow.
WikiFlow is an ideal educational aid for students and is the perfect app for information addicts. WikiFlow even caters to language learners thanks to support for browsing Wikipedia in 32 different languages.
* iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal App
* 0.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
WikiFlow 3.0 is available worldwide for $0.99 USD (or equivalent in other currencies) in the Education category of the App Store.
WikiFlow is designed and developed by independent iOS developer Darragh Moriarty. Based in Ireland, Darragh has developed popular iOS apps such as Street View Shuffle, WikiFlow and TweetFlow. Copyright (C) 2012 Darragh Moriarty. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.