Wikipedia’s new iOS app focuses on discovery, personalization

Wikipedia today launched an upgraded version of its iOS application aimed at helping users better discover content matching their own interests, including both articles and images. In addition, the app has been optimized for Apple’s newer OS and latest iPhones (6s and 6s Plus) with support for 3D Touch and Spotlight Search integrations.

This is the latest in a series of efforts from the organization to make its mobile application something that users turn to for more than everyday fact-checking purposes.

In the past, those efforts have included the rollout of more utilitarian features like offline access and mobile editing, as well as an experiment with going social by way of shareable “fact cards,”  which were added last year. (That feature is still supported, but has been made less prominent. You now have to select text to “share a fact.”)

In the latest version, Wikipedia focuses more heavily on finding interesting things to read and personalization. That is,…

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