As announced a few weeks ago, a beta version of Okawix for Android, iPhone and iPad will be soon available.
Okawix is our offline Wikipedia browser free of copyrights and free of charge that allows you to read offline the articles of the various Wikimedia Foundation projects, as well as archives of your own website. It will thus be soon possible to take Wikipedia, or any sister project, with you in the pocket of your jacket, on your Android, iPhone or iPad device, and to read it anywhere, at any time, even without possibility of Internet connection (in the train, in air planes, in Sahara, in Antarctic…).
In addition, we’re thinking about the possibility to set up a new portal with various contents available for download. Which archives will be available on this portal, we’re not quite sure yet: for sure, you’ll find archives of Wikipedia (in all available languages) as well as of its sister projects (Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikibooks…). Likely, you’ll find also archives of Wikisource set by author. And the books of the PediaPress Portal. And a whole bunch of web sites available under the CC-by-sa license. And, in a private directory, archives of any web site and of your Wikimarks account.
Now, we’re looking for beta testers, dead or alive!! But alive would be better We’d like you to test our offline Wikipedia browser on your Android, iPhone or iPad devices, and tell us the small bugs and your good ideas of improvement of this new service. If you want to help us, please leave a comment under this articles on our blog (please give your true email address in the form, so that we can contact you).
We hope to read your feed back soon,
Take care Matthieu.
Linterweb is a web company that, for now several years, has been developing various Wikipedia oriented programs, including:
- Wikiwix, a semantic web search engine that gives only results out of the databases of the Wikimedia Foundation projects; My Wikiwix, your own search engine for your own website; wikiwix.mobi, a mobile version of Wikiwix;
- Okawix, the offline Wikipedia browser free of copyrights and free of charge that allows you to read offline the articles of the various Wikimedia Foundation projects, as well as archives of your own website;
- a DVD of around 2000 articles from the English speaking Wikipedia; a USB flash drive that contains the version 0.7 of the English speaking Wikipedia;
- a program that archives the external web pages of the Wikipedia articles (that is, the web pages outside Wikipedia but linked from a Wikipedia article), so that their content remains available and that those external links don’t get broken; this program is used automatically, in particular, for all external links of the French speaking Wikipedia.