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02-08-2008, 11:11 AM #1Wikipedia.app!!!
Lo and behold: the one only offline Wikipedia reader for the iPhone/iPod Touch!! The dump is from October 2007 for the English version and from December 2007 for the German version.
1.)First download the application and put it in the 'Applications' folder (remember to set permissions).
2.)Download your desired dump (choice of English and German) and put the 'wp' folder in 'var/root' (don't forget permissions).
Please don't moan that it's 2GB.. I know that but it's well worth the wait. The app is still rough and CAN crash (although not too often). If you open the app without having downloaded the dump it will also crash. Also credit goes to Patrick Collison, as this is his work!
It works on 1.1.3!!!!!
Last edited by dima338; 02-11-2008 at 10:09 AM.
02-08-2008, 11:28 AM #2
hmmm... 2gb of space on my phone... or just use safari and go to wikipedia.org
btw, how often does it refresh the info?
02-08-2008, 12:23 PM #3
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02-08-2008, 10:34 PM #4
02-09-2008, 01:18 AM #5
This is amazing!!! - you are my hero whoever took the time to do this - I rarely have internet connectivity and this is a godsend
Keep the updates coming on this one !
02-09-2008, 04:41 AM #6
*slurp* am installing now, nice idea, be cool to have a maps offline too, deffo need 16GB then - LOL
*hits the OP's thanks button*iDevice-less, for once. flirting with Andy Roid atm, looking to rekindle romance if the right handset comes along
02-09-2008, 08:38 AM #7
Getting weirdness now - tried it it just tells me Don't Panic and closes
02-09-2008, 10:44 PM #8
02-09-2008, 11:31 PM #9
thats half of my phone -_-"Its better to be a pirate than join the navy"Steve Jobs
02-10-2008, 12:42 AM #10
Damn, too bad 1.1.2/1.1.3 owners have very little 3rd party app space
02-10-2008, 01:14 AM #11
It would be nice if the you were only required to download the basic program. Then have all of the data separated into different categories that people could download as if they were expansions. That way you could just download everything related to movies, books, history, europe, space, and so on.
This is my suggestion for the future of this little (hopefully soon) app.
02-10-2008, 01:16 AM #12
02-10-2008, 02:36 AM #13
to me that tells me to create a folder named wp with a space either side, but no, got there in the end by naming it simply wp no spaces, and made sure the permissions were correct for the files in the *.app also as well as all the dump files, all working now.
HTHiDevice-less, for once. flirting with Andy Roid atm, looking to rekindle romance if the right handset comes along
02-10-2008, 08:39 AM #14
By the way "Don't Panic" is a reference to the Hitchhiker's Guidr to the Galaxy.
02-10-2008, 09:07 AM #15
will this work on 1.1.3 firmware????
if yes...where shud i place theses files????
Last edited by vishnuvenky; 02-10-2008 at 09:07 AM. Reason: Automerged DoublepostDid I Help you?? Then Hit the Thanks button!
16gb iPhone running 1.1.4
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02-10-2008, 06:40 PM #16
- Join Date
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The instructions are on the site. The 2 GB dump does not go into the app space. How would anybody use it if it did?
02-10-2008, 09:53 PM #17
02-10-2008, 11:11 PM #18
Got it working !
Does work on 113 - make sure permissions are fixed !!!!!
02-11-2008, 10:05 AM #19
02-11-2008, 12:01 PM #20
Wow, it took me 1 hour and 37 minutes to transfer the 2gb file through SCP. Anybody know of a faster method to transfer it?
To OP, thanks for posting this!!. Only if Landscape reading could be implemented.