MPaja Ltd announces Mopedi 1.5 for iOS. Mopedi is an offline Wikipedia reader with images, tables and equations. Mopedi works always and everywhere. Users are no longer at the mercy of network connectivity. It makes an ideal traveling companion, be it in an airplane, in the woods without network, or in a foreign country without online access.
Mopedi databases are complete, containing images, tables and equations. So you can easily perform ad-hoc Wikipedia queries that will give you the full result. The travelers are the obvious target audience. Also students will find it beneficial: one can do a focused Wikipedia search without the distractions of the internet. With Mopedi you will never be let down by the network.
Wikipedia articles contain geographical coordinates which Mopedi puts to use. You can search articles based on proximity to the current location as reported by the phone GPS. Also the article coordinate links themselves perform a search, instantly bringing up a list of places of interest nearby. An finally, if you have internet connectivity, you can leverage Mopedi by performing a Wikipedia search just by dragging a flag on the phone map.
Multiple Wikipedia databases can be installed in Mopedi side by side. History and bookmarks include the database information, so you can seamlessly jump across databases just by clicking at a bookmark.
Mopedi has complete Wikipedia snapshots available for multiple languages, as well as Wikiquotes.
Multiple databases exist in English, ranging from Simple English and English Wikiquotes to curated databases distilled from the English Wikipedia, with sizes from 100Mb to 10Gb. More databases are being brought online, as well as existing ones updated.
You can install databases wirelessly directly from Mopedi itself, just go to settings and select the database you wish to download. However, depending on your internet connection and the size of the database, it may be faster to download the database file first to your PC, and then transfer it to the device via iTunes USB connection.
Mopedi 1.5 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category. All database downloads are free for the current version.
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