Attention! This application uses a speech synthesizer. You may need to install voice data in your language. SVOX for example, or similar products. Imagine that you are travelling by car. Old cities and historical places are sweeping around. Of ...Read more
Attention! This application uses a speech synthesizer. You may need to install voice data in your language. SVOX for example, or similar products.
Imagine that you are travelling by car. Old cities and historical places are sweeping around. Of course - you could read about them in Wikipedia, but reading while driving is very dangerous.
Imagine that you are walking through the ancient city. You can see historical buildings and streets full of history and you would really like to find out more about them. Of course you can read something about them on the internet, but in this case your eyes will be directed on the screen of your phone and not on the historic facades of the buildings. WikiGuide determines your location and tells you about all the interesting places around your location.
New version of WikiGuide allows you to not only get information about interesting places around you, but also search and listen to articles from Wikipedia. So, you can spent your free time listening to interesting information.
A short tap on an article plays the article aloud (Requires TTS). A long tap on an article opens the context menu from which you can open a gallery, a map, a text description or go to the article on Wikipedia. Play button plays all the articles from the current article. Reload button refreshes the list of articles. To prevent listening to the same article twice - reloaded list will contain only unpronounced articles. "Clear history" button brings them back. To find information in Wikipedia - just use the search button or select the appropriate item in the menu and enter your search term in the box. Voice search is also available.
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UPDATED ON: Jul 7, 2013
INSTALLATIONS: 100 - 500
LATEST VERSION: 5
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 2.2 and up
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
prevent phone from sleeping
Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
precise (GPS) location
Access precise location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the phone, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.
false location sources for testing
Create false location sources for testing. Malicious applications can use this to override the location and/or status returned by real location sources such as GPS or network providers.